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Housing Benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • What is Housing Benefit
  • Who is eligible
  • How to apply

What is Housing Benefit?

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income.

Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.

You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you’re unemployed or working.

Who is eligible for Housing Benefit?

You may be eligible for Housing Benefit if:

  • you pay rent
  • you’re on a low income or claiming benefits
  • your savings are below a certain level - usually £16,000
  • You can apply if you’re employed or unemployed, but if you live with a partner, only one of you can get Housing Benefit.

How can I apply for Housing Benefit?

Find out how to make a claim here

Watch the video below to find guidance on understanding your Housing Benefit letter and where to find more information.

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