How to claim housing benefit
Housing benefit or universal credit?
You can only make a new claim for housing benefit if either:
you live with your partner and you are both pension age
you're staying in a refuge, hostel or some types of supported or temporary housing
Mixed age couples
You're a mixed age couple if one of you is pension age and the other is working age.
From 15 May 2019, you can't usually make a new housing benefit claim until you're both pension age.
Last updated: 3 October 2021