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Housing Benefit

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?

How much will I receive?

Find out how much Housing Benefit you may receive.

How much will I receive?

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

Your claim

Tell us about a change

Tell us if your address or your circumstances have changed.

Tell us about a change

Overpayments

What to do if you think you may have been overpaid.

Overpayments

Backdated benefits

Find out if you can have your claim backdated.

Backdated benefits

Overlapping payments

In special cases benefit may be paid on your old and new home.

Overlapping payments

Other help with housing costs

Additional payments

Discretionary Housing Payments are extra payments can be provided to those who need extra help with housing costs.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Extended payments

Extra help for up to four weeks if you come off certain employment related benefits.

Extended payments

Childcare costs

You may qualify for a childcare premium if you pay to have your children cared for whilst you are working.

Childcare costs

Landlords

Report Housing Benefit fraud

If you think someone is receiving Housing Benefit they are not entitled to please report it.

Report Housing Benefit Fraud

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