You may be entitled to Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent.
For FREE advice on claiming Local Housing Allowance (Housing Benefit), contact us. We can help with completing the forms. Our specialist advisers can see you at our offices or visit you at home.
Whether you want to check that you are claiming the right benefits or see if you are eligible, this is a FREE service.
You may be able to claim Universal Credit instead of certain benefits if you’re on a low income or out of work.
Read our Universal Credit Information leaflet here for more information: Universal Credit Information
For further information, visit the Government's website for more information on Universal Credit: https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/overview
If you are under-occupying your home, you will be responsible for paying the difference between the amount you get in Housing Benefit and the amount you must pay in rent.
To use CAB's benefit calculator to see what you may be entitled to, click here.
Department for Work and Pensions
The rules for working out Housing and Council Tax Benefit are set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP are also responsible for other welfare benefits, including Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. Go to DirectGov.co.uk for more information.