Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit helps you pay your rent if you are on a low income. The amount you will get is worked out by looking at:

  • how much money you have coming in
  • you and your partner’s personal circumstances and those of your household
  • the amount of rent you have to pay
  • the amount of savings and capital you have (more than £16,000 will normally mean you do not qualify however, if you have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit we will ignore the first £10,000). 

Who does the scheme apply to?

  • People who pay rent, and do not receive Universal Credit  
  • tenants living in privately rented accommodation, hostels and housing association accommodation

Online Calculators

To help make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to, you can use the following online tools:

View information about how to make a claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support