Housing Benefit

This page provides information about Housing Benefit and support available. 

Please select the following links for further information about:

Benefits Calculator

General Information on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

To make a claim online for housing benefit and council tax reduction you need to register for MySouthend to access MySouthend forms. As well as being able to apply online for housing benefit and council tax reduction, if you register for MySouthend, you can have access to your Council Tax bills, make payments, view your account, check your housing benefit entitlement, payment dates and notifications and tell Southend-on-Sea Borough Council about changes to your circumstances. To find out more, see the About MySouthend page: http://www.southend.gov.uk/MySouthend

To register, or to sign in to your MySouthend account: https://my.southend.gov.uk/

South Essex Homes can provide help and support making a claim for housing benefit.

Our friendly Community Development Team would be happy to help you use a computer to make your claim - please click here for details on how to speak to them. 

The Hub, based on the first floor of The Victoria shopping centre in Southend town centre, is open Monday-Friday should you wish to drop in to use a computer free of charge - and help is at hand should you need it!