Apply for Housing Benefit / Rate Relief
Housing Benefit is a social security benefit paid by the NI Housing Executive (NIHE). It helps people on a low income pay their rent and rates. You do not need to be unemployed to get Housing Benefit.
How to use this service
If you own your own property and need help with your rates only, you must apply to the Land and Property Service (LPS), not the NI Housing Executive
Download the form from the link below and fill it in. The form includes useful guidance notes and information including where to send the form.
To access the form you will need a copy of Adobe Reader.
- Housing Benefit Application Form (NIHE)
- Housing Benefit / Rate Relief Application Form (LPS) (Property and housing section)
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