Housing benefit reform

Housing benefit changes

The benefit cap cuts the housing benefit of many working age claimants. The bedroom tax reduces the housing benefit of many working age council and housing association tenants

What is the benefit cap?

The benefit cap places an upper limit on the total amount of benefits that can be claimed, affecting many families and single parents

Bedroom tax: are you affected?

The bedroom tax reduces the housing benefit of working-age council and housing association tenants when the council decides you have one or more spare bedrooms

Discretionary housing payments (DHP)

Discretionary housing payments (DHP) could help you if you get housing benefit but can't afford to pay all your rent. Payments are usually for a short time