About 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. For more information visit: GOV.UK: Housing Benefit
Applying for Housing Benefit
Apply for Housing Benefit
How to make a claim for Housing Benefit and the information we need from you to apply.Apply for Housing Benefit
Who can claim?
Find out if you are eligible to claim Housing Benefit.Who can claim?
Appeal a decision
You can appeal against a decision, or if you think your benefit is wrong.Appeal a decision
Sign up for email notifications
E-notifications for Housing Benefit
Receive email updates about your Housing Benefit by registering for e-notifications. Receiving notifications by email helps you save time, helps us to save on postage costs and reduces our impact on the environment.Sign up for e-notifications for Housing Benefit
What to do if you think you may have been overpaid.Overpayments
In special cases benefit may be paid on your old and new home.Overlapping payments
Other help with housing costs
Discretionary Housing Payments are extra payments can be provided to those who need extra help with housing costs.Discretionary Housing Payments
Extra help for up to four weeks if you come off certain employment related benefits.Extended payments
You may qualify for a childcare premium if you pay to have your children cared for whilst you are working.Childcare costs
Information and services for landlords
Report Housing Benefit fraud