What is Housing Benefit?

Housing Benefit is a state benefit designed to help you pay your rent if you are on a low income. Depending on your income and circumstances, the Council may pay up to 100% of your rent.

You can apply if you’re working or unemployed. If you live with a partner, only one of you can claim Housing Benefit.

How much you get depends on:

  • whether you have a partner 
  • your income from working, and from things like benefits and pensions. 
  • any savings or investments you have 
  • the circumstances of other people living with you (for example their age and income) 
  • the number of bedrooms you need if you rent from a Housing Association 
  • Local Housing Allowance rules if you rent from a private landlord. 

Use the online calculator to see if you qualify, if you do you can go on to make a claim. 

Start a new claim form online / Return to a claim you have saved

Start a new calculation / Return to a calculation you have saved

If you would like further information, then please contact us to discuss.