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Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is for help with rent payments for those who are:

  • not working
  • on a low income
  • in receipt of other benefits
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Since the introduction of Universal Credit not everyone can get Housing Benefit. 

Am I eligible?

If you need help paying your rent you may be eligible to claim Housing Benefit. Find out if you can make a claim.

Can I claim Housing Benefit

How to apply

If you are eligible you can make a claim online.  Find out how to make a claim and what evidence you need to send us.

Apply for Housing Benefit


Find out about Local Housing Allowance, how we will pay your Housing Benefit to you and when we can pay your landlord direct.

Housing Benefit payments

How to appeal

Find out what you can do if you do not understand or agree with our decision about your Housing Benefit claim. 

Appeal a decision


Find out how overpayments can happen and if you need to pay the money back if you have been overpaid.


Information for landlords

Find out when and how Housing Benefit is paid, what to do if your tenant's circumstances change and how to appeal.

Information for landlords