Housing benefits

also known as: Benefit.

If you are on a low income, whether you're working or not, and need help to pay all or part of your rent, you may be able to get housing benefit.


Making a housing benefit claim

Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent if you are already on some benefits or on a low income.


Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

LHA can be claimed by tenants living in privately rented accommodation who need help with their rent.


Change of circumstances

If you are already claiming housing benefit, it is very important that you let us know of any change to your (or any member of your households) circumstances.


Important changes and welfare reform

Check recent changes in legislation and see if there are any changes which may affect your housing benefits.