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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.
Unless:

  • you or your partner are of state pension credit qualifying age, or
  • you live in specified accommodation, or
  • you live in temporary accommodation, or
  • you are entitled to Severe Disability Premium (SDP)

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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