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Housing Benefit

Claim Housing Benefit

If you’re on a low income you may be able to get help with your rent

Discretionary Housing Payments

Find out how to get extra help if there is a shortfall in your rent

Local Housing Allowance

How we work the amount of Housing Benefit we can pay to private tenants


What happens if you’ve been overpaid Housing Benefit, how you can pay this back and your appeal rights


Advice for landlords who have tenants claiming Housing Benefit


How we assess your income if you’re self-employed


People over the age of 18 living with you may affect your claim

Housing Benefit FAQs

Information on the changes to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support from 1 April 2024