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Benefits and money problems

Help with debts

Breathing Space is a scheme that can pause eviction, repossession or debt recovery while you get free debt advice.

Private renting on a low income

Applying for benefits

How much can you get towards rent?

Discretionary housing payments (DHPs) can help if your benefits do not cover your rent.

Sorting out benefit problems

Opening a bank account

You usually need ID and most banks want proof of address

If you do not have these, read our guide: How to open a bank account if you're homeless

Last updated: 7 December 2023

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