Claim housing benefit

Apply online

Claim your benefits and council tax support online and use benefits calculator. This service is available to residents of Slough Borough Council only.

The Benefits calculator with the claim form can help you find out what support you may be entitled to and make a claim.

You do not need to print and sign a declaration after you have completed your claim. Instead you will be asked to read a number of statements, confirm you understand the content, and agree to them.

It is your responsibility to make a note of the list of evidence/proofs required to support your claim once you submit your form. The list of evidence will be displayed on the checklist provided at the end of the application, which can be printed. Do not close the form until you have noted what is required.

When you are completing the form you can save it online and come back later to complete and submit it. You will need your password and unique reference number.

Submitting proofs

You will be required to submit further evidence supporting your claim separately.

You can:

  • use ScanStation on your smartphone, tablet or computer if you have a reference number starting with 100
  • use Scanstation on our self service points at one of our community hubs.
  • email them to with scans and/or photographs.

If you require support in submitting documents you can make an appointment and visit our access points. A member of the Customer Service team will be able to assist.

Please be advised you risk losing benefit if you delay submitting your application and/or required proofs.

Benefit entitlement will generally start from the Monday following the date we receive your completed application form, however your benefit may start earlier if you meet certain criteria. Please contact us if you would like further information. 

Contact Benefits

Contact the benefits team