If you are on a low income, you may be entitled to Housing Benefit. You can use our benefits calculator to work out how much benefit you are entitled to. The amount of Housing Benefit you get depends on your circumstances and you may not be able to claim Housing Benefit if you:

  • Are a full-time student
  • Have capital exceeding £16,000 (unless you receive Guaranteed credit)
  • Are temporarily absent from your home
  • Are a close relative of the landlord and live with the landlord
  • Pay rent to an ex-partner
  • Have a lease of more than 21 years and you pay service charges
  • Are a Crown Tenant
  • Live in a registered nursing or care home

Apply for help to pay your rent

Contact us if you have moved house or complete our online form if you have had a change in circumstances.

Find out about appeals, backdating and overpayments