Housing benefit

A benefit to help people on low income afford their rent

If you’re on a low income and need financial help to pay all, or part of your rent, you may be entitled to Housing Benefit. The amount of benefit you receive will depend on your circumstances, and how much rent you pay.

All Housing Benefit claims will be managed by the Housing Benefit Department of your local authority.

Find out more about Housing Benefit

There are a number of ways in which you can find out about whether you are entitled to Housing Beneift :

  • Contact the Housing Benefit Team of your local authority.
  • Speak to Citizens Advice Bureau by calling 03444 111 444 or click here.
  • Click here to use an online benefits calculator to see what benefits you could be entitled to and how to claim these.

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