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Can I claim Housing Benefit?

If you need help paying your rent, you can claim Housing Benefit if you are of Pension Age. 

If you are working age and need to claim help with your rent you will need to claim Universal Credit

You can only claim Housing Benefit if you live in:

  • supported accommodation, or
  • temporary or emergency accommodation

How much am I entitled to?

The quickest and easiest way to check if you can get Housing Benefit is to use our online calculator below.

Online benefits calculator

You will need:

  • your details
  • details of anyone else who lives with you

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the information now.  You can save the form and come back to it later.

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