This is support to pay for the cost of your rent if you're on a low income, unemployed or claiming benefits.
Housing Benefit has now been replaced by Universal Credit
If you need financial support to pay your rent and living costs, you can apply for Universal Credit.
New Housing Benefit claims
In some cases, you can apply for Housing Benefit without applying for Universal Credit.
You could be eligible if you're:
- entitled to severe disability premium
- you and your partner are of State Pension age
- in supported, sheltered or temporary housing
If these apply to you, you can make a claim for Housing Benefit.