Housing Benefit

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are able to offer some extra assistance to those who most need it.

See further information about changes to services.


Housing Benefit helps you pay your rent if you're on a low income and your savings and investments are below a certain level. Claiming Housing Benefit will not affect any other benefits you get.

If you or you partner are of working age, not already claiming and need help with your rent, you will need to claim Universal Credit, unless: 

  • you live in specified accommodation where you receive care and support from your landlord, or
  • you live in temporary accommodation

How much you are entitled to depends on your personal circumstances, you can use benefit calculators for an idea of what you might be entitled to.

Page last updated: 27 January 2021
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