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Housing Benefit

What is housing benefit?

Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent.

Who can get housing benefit?

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income.

How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.

You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you’re unemployed or working. This is dealt with by individual district/borough councils or by unitary authorities.

If you are unsure which borough or district council you come under, then click here.  Enter your postcode in the box. It will tell you which council and if you then click on that information it will redirect you to your local borough/district council contact details.

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