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 only make a new claim for housing benefit if either:
- you claim other benefits which include a severe disability premium
- you're staying in a refuge, hostel or some types of supported or temporary housing
Otherwise, you must claim universal credit instead.
Last updated 01 Feb 2019 | © Shelter
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