In this section you will find all the information you need about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

  • Do I qualify for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction?

    The quickest and easiest way to see if you may be entitled to Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction is to call the Benefits Section on 01962 848 539.

    A Benefits Officer will be able to give you an estimate of how much you may be entitled to. Please have recent details of all income, capital (bank statements) and rent to hand when you call.

    Use the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Form to apply.

  • Contacting us:
    • Email -
    • Telephone - 01962 848 539 Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Fax - 01962 848 200
    • Write - The Benefits Section, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 9LJ
    • Visit - City Offices Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5pm, Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm (a private interview room is available by appointment). Please note: if you wish to see a member of staff you should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to closing time. This is to ensure that there is sufficient time available to deal with your enquiry.

    If you have any particular needs which affect how you are able to use or be involved in our services or how you would like to receive information - for example translation, interpreters, Braille, Audio tape, large print, sign language etc please contact The Benefits Section.