To contact the Jobcentre Plus regarding a housing benefit claim, simply phone them on 0843 504 7178 or call their freephone number 0800 055 6688 to make a new claim.
This helpline operates between 8am and 6pm, Mondays to Fridays. Alternatively, check with your local council for the contact details of the department overseeing the dispensation of the benefit.
Housing Benefit is a UK welfare benefit dispensed to people on low incomes to assist with the payment of monthly rent. Available as both a cash payment direct to the tenant, the monthly sum applicable to the claimant may also be transferred to landlords directly. It is one of the most claimed benefits in the UK, with millions of private and housing association tenants putting in claims in order to manage their rental costs.