How to claim housing benefit
Who can claim
You can usually claim housing benefit to help you pay rent for your home if you:
- are on a low income or claim other benefits
- have savings less than £16,000
If you live with a partner, you can only make one claim per household.
Use the entitledto benefits calculator to see if you can claim housing benefit
If you live in a universal credit area, you may have to claim housing costs under universal credit instead.
Who can’t claim
You can’t usually claim housing benefit if you:
Last updated 24 Sep 2018 | © Shelter
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