Appeal a housing benefit decision How to appeal a benefit decision you believe to be wrong. Claim backdated housing benefit How to claim backdated Housing Benefit. Discretionary housing payments How to claim a discretionary housing payment. Housing benefits - report a change in circumstances Let the Council know if your circumstances have changed. Local housing allowance Find out if the Local Housing Allowance affects you. Social size criteria What are the size limit rules and when are they applied? The benefit cap Find out what the benefit limit is for most people. Universal credit Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs that you may qualify to receive.