Housing Benefit is a national welfare benefit. The purpose of the housing benefit scheme is to help people on low incomes to pay their rent.
- Available In
- Available to Age Groups
- No Restriction
- What we can help with
- Help with accommodation or my tenancy
- Information on government/council support schemes
- Available to these Groups
- All Groups
You can only claim Housing Benefit if you meet one or more of the following criteria. If you don't meet these you'll need to claim Universal Credit to get help to pay your rent.
•You live in the following postcode areas: OL12 8
•You have 3 or more children
•You live in temporary or specified accommodation
•You are over state pension credit age
If you or your partner have savings over £16,000 between you, we can't award any Housing Benefit or Local Council Tax Support, unless you get Pension Credit - Guarantee