What is Housing Benefit?
Housing Benefit is a means tested benefit paid by Local Authorities to help people on low incomes to meet the cost of rented accommodation.
An award of HB helps the claimant pay the rent for the property occupied by their family. The calculation takes into account the circumstances of the claimant, their partner (if they have one), their dependant children (if they have any) and any 'non-dependants' that live with them.
To claim Housing Benefit:
If you need further advice you can:
If you are struggling to pay your own rent, you may be eligible for Housing Benefit. Please contact the Income Team on 01484 435715 and your Income Officer will be able to advise and assist you in making a claim for Housing Benefit.
If you are concerned about your finances or paying your rent get in touch with our team on 01274 257777.
You can also visit the Money advice service website for help, advice and a personalised action plan https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/mntdemo