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Eligibility for housing benefit

This content applies to England

This section looks at who is eligible for housing benefit.

Eligible claimants - liability for rent

Who is eligible to claim Housing Benefit. 

Ineligible claimants

Which claimants are ineligible for housing benefit. 

Treated as not liable for rent

Situations where tenants will be treated as not liable to pay rent, and therefore ineligible for housing benefit. 

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