Benefits for care leavers over 18
When you turn 18 you are entitled to claim benefits. Usually if you are aged under 35 and you rent from a private landlord, the maximum housing benefit you can get is the same rate you would get for renting a single room in a shared house.
However, if you've been in care, this doesn't apply until you turn 22. Until then you should be able to get the full one-bedroom rate.
Last updated: 24/05/2022 09:01