If you are on a low income you may get help towards your rent. You can apply if you are working, or unemployed.
- rent your home
- live in the home you're claiming benefit for
- be on a low income
- have savings of less than £16,000
If you have a partner we will include their income and savings when we work out any benefit.
You usually can't get housing benefit if you're a full-time student, unless you're disabled or have dependant children.
From 7 November 2018 you won’t normally be able to get housing benefit. You’ll need to apply for help through Universal Credit.