Universal Credit is now live in North Lincolnshire. If you live in rented accommodation your housing costs may be funded by Universal Credit. Before making a benefits application please read the information on our Universal Credit page to see how this could help you.

Since 16 January 2019 existing claimants entitled to an award of an existing benefit that includes Severe Disability premium are prevented from naturally migrating to Universal Credit.  If you think this is you, please seek advice.

Since 1 February 2019 the Housing Benefit gateway for households with 3 or more children will be closed.  All new claims will be signposted to Universal Credit to make a claim.  If you need advice, please call 08003285644

If you wish to apply for support towards your Council Tax you must also complete the Council Tax Support application form in our Council Tax section.