Housing benefit if you're on low income
Housing benefit is a benefit to help you pay your rent if you are on a low income. You must live in the property you pay rent for. Not all rental liability is covered by housing benefit.
There are two types of housing benefit:
- rent allowance
- rent rebate
If you pay rent to a private landlord or a housing association and you are on a low income, you can apply for rent allowance. Depending on your income and circumstances, we can pay up to 100% of your rent less any charges such as fuel costs.
If you are a Council tenant and on a low income, you can apply for a rent rebate. Depending on your income and circumstances, we can credit up to 100% of your rent to your rent account.
Last updated Tuesday, 5th January 2016