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Information about Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit

What is Housing Benefit?

Housing Benefit is a benefit that is offered to help you to pay your rent if you're on a low income. Housing Benefit can only help with the rent you pay. If your rent covers other services like fuel, bills, meals or water charges, a deduction will be made from your Housing Benefit. 

Privately rented homes

If you pay rent to a private landlord or housing association, the benefit is called Local Housing Allowance.

Who can claim Housing Benefit? 

You can claim Housing Benefit if:

  • You pay rent
  • You’re on a low income or claim benefits
  • You have less than £16,000 in savings


Read the guidance on the Gov.uk website to find out more about Housing Benefit eligibility.

How to claim

Read our how to claim Housing Benefit page to find out how to make a claim.

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