How we work out your housing benefit payment
You may be able to get help with all or part of your rent.
There’s no set amount for Housing Benefit - what you get will depend on your circumstances and if you rent privately or through a registered social landlord.
Help with private rent
Your eligible rent amount is either your Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate or your actual rent. The LHA rate is based on where you live and the size of your household.
How much you get depends on:
- the lower figure of your eligible rent or LHA rate
- your household income - including benefits, pensions and savings over £6,000
- your circumstances
- other adults who live with you