Use our calculator to see if you may be entitled to benefit.
Register for online services.
View your Housing Benefit account.
Pay a Benefits invoice.
Information about Discretionary Housing Payments and the Essential Living Fund (administered by Southend Borough Council) if you are suffering extreme hardship.
Information about how overpayments occur, how to pay them back and what happens if you can't pay.
Information about preventing, detecting and reporting Fraud.
Information Universal Credit, a new benefit that is replacing six existing ones with a single monthly payment whether you are out of work or on a low income.