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Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit helps you pay your rent if you're on a low income. Claiming Housing Benefit won't affect any other benefits you get.

We can no longer accept new claims for Housing Benefit as you will need to claim Universal Credit.

  • you and your partner are of pensionable age, or
  • you have more than two children, or
  • you live in an exempt accommodation
  • you live in an area that is not yet full service for Universal Credit. Check your postcode

You may claim Housing Benefit if you pay rent and your income, savings and investments are below a certain level.

How much you are entitled to depends on your personal circumstances, you can use benefit calculators for an idea of what you might be entitled to.

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