Housing benefit - advice before you apply

Overview

Housing benefit helps you towards the cost of your rent. Rent allowance is paid to tenants in the private sector, and rent rebate is paid to tenants of local authorities (council tenants).

Housing benefit is a means tested benefit. This means that we will look at your income, savings and capital and the savings and capital of any other people that live with you. You do not need to be in receipt of a particular type of income to claim; we are able to look at a wide range of circumstances.

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