If you are not already getting a legacy benefit and are thinking of claiming benefits Some parts of the country are called ‘’.
In these areas, you can no longer make a new claim for legacy benefits, and will have to claim UC instead.
Most people don't manage to get it right first time and this delays things. If you have claimed Income Support (IS), Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA IB) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - you may already have filled in Housing Benefit forms with your application for those benefits.
Or you can do it yourself - click on Benefits claim forms If you don't need any help, you can print a claim form then fill it in yourself and return it to us, together with all the necessary documents.
You may wish to contact our office by telephone on 01590 646121 to tell us you are making a claim.
Ms Bennett lives in a full (digital) service area and so is unable to claim Income Support as a carer (which is what she would have done prior to the introduction of UC) and has to claim UC instead.
’, and therefore most carers who are in gateway areas will not meet the gateway conditions, and so will still be able to make a new claim for legacy benefits.
If you want to find out whether your area is a full (digital) service area or a gateway area then you can enter your postcode on a website called Revenue Benefits, and it gives you this information.
If you are in a full (digital) service area it will say ‘’.If you are in this situation then you can read more about legacy benefits here.Ms Bennett lives in a gateway area and so she is still able to claim Income Support as a carer, because she doesn’t meet the gateway conditions (as she does have a responsibility for providing care to a person who has a physical or mental impairment).They will pass the details to the council in that case.Documents we need to see We work hard to prevent fraud and to ensure we pay the correct level of benefit.If you give us all the evidence we need, you can expect your benefit to be worked out within 14 days of us having received everything."How much Housing Benefit will I get?