Housing benefit: How to claim


Housing benefit or universal credit?

Claim housing benefit if you or your partner are pension age.

If you're working age, you can only make a new claim for housing benefit if either:

  • you claim other benefits which include a severe disability premium
  • you're staying in a refuge, hostel or some types of supported or temporary housing

Otherwise, you must claim universal credit instead.


Last updated 01 Feb 2019 | © Shelter

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