Having difficulties paying your rent? You may be entitled to receive Housing Benefit, this may be awarded to pay some or all of your rent. The amount of benefit you can receive depends on:
- your income
- other people who live with you
- the number of spare bedrooms in your property
- your savings or capital
If you (and your partner) have savings or capital of more than £16,000 you cannot claim Housing Benefit unless you are in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
Use the online Benefit Calculator to check your entitlements.