A guide to Housing Benefit

  1. A guide to Housing Benefit (You are here)
  2. Types of accommodation eligible
  3. How much you will get
  4. How the amount you get is calculated
  5. How housing benefit is paid
  6. Claim housing benefit
  7. Sharing information about your claim

Housing Benefit is a national scheme administered by the Council to help people on low incomes pay their rent.

Who can claim?

  • Anyone who is liable to pay rent for living in their home
  • You must live in the UK
  • You can claim Housing Benefit even if you are working
  • You can still claim Housing Benefit even if you are not getting any other benefits

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