Housing Benefit is a national benefit that can help to pay part or all of your rent if you are a tenant and on a low income. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.
Forms, leaflets and fact sheets for advice, information and applying for housing benefit and council tax support.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support can help pay your rent and/or Council Tax.
The amount of housing benefit and Council Tax Support we will pay you depends on your circumstances.
Most tenants renting from private landlords have their housing benefit assessed under Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules.
You can ask us to revise our decision about housing benefit or council tax support, or appeal against the decision to an independent appeal tribunal.
If we pay you too much benefit, known as an overpayment, we will usually ask you to pay this back to us.
You can claim housing benefit and/or council tax support for a past period. This is called backdating.
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