How much Housing Benefit will I receive?
- The money that you and your partner have coming in, including earnings, some benefits and tax credits and things like occupational pensions
- The savings that you and your partner may have
- Your circumstances, such as your age, the size of family, the ages of your children, whether you or any of your family are disabled, and whether there is anyone who lives with you who could help with the rent
What else will affect the amount of Housing Benefit I receive?
Housing Benefit for private tenants
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to calculate Housing Benefit for tenants who rent from private landlords.Housing Benefit for private tenants
Your Housing Benefit could be reduced if you live in council or social housing and have a spare bedroom.Spare bedrooms
You may qualify for a childcare premium if you pay to have your children cared for whilst you are working.Childcare costs
When will I receive Housing Benefit?
Tenants will receive their Housing Benefit 2 weeks in arrears. Landlords will be paid 4 weeks in arrears.