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Housing Benefit

Overview

Housing Benefit helps to pay your rent, if you're:

  • of pension age
  • living in supported accommodation - where you receive support such as care,┬ásupervision or advice to help you live independently
  • living in temporary accommodation
  • part of a couple where only one of you in pension age - you can either claim Housing Benefit from us or claim Universal Credit, it depends on your circumstances

Most working age people will need to claim Universal Credit, instead.

Core component - universal credit

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