Benefits

Please find information on benefits.

Housing Benefit is administered by West Lothian Council on behalf of the Government.
Details of how to apply for Housing Benefit
Your entitlement to Housing Benefit usually starts from the Monday after we receive your claim or you contact us to make a claim. This is why it is important to apply as soon as possible.
Details of when and how to tell us about a change that will effect the amount of housing benefit you are entitled too.
Local Housing Allowance is a way of working out the maximum Housing Benefit for tenants who rent from a private landlord.
What Universal Credit means to you if you are a council tenant.
The Welfare Reform Act has introduced many changes for people in receipt of benefits.