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 still make a new claim housing benefit if either:

  • you have 3 or more children
  • you're staying in a refuge or some types of supported or temporary housing

Otherwise, you must claim universal credit instead.


Last updated 13 Dec 2018 | © Shelter

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