If you are having trouble paying your rent you may be able to claim housing benefit.
In this section you will find information on:
A number of changes to the current Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Council Tax schemes come in to effect from 1 April 2013, for more information see:
Will you qualify?
Whether you qualify for help will depend upon:
Complete our online benefits calculator for an estimate of the amount of benefit available to you:
Local Housing Allowance rates
Housing benefits are calculated under the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) scheme and are based on the area you live in (known as the Broad Rental Market Area BRMA) and the number of bedrooms you require. The shared room rate is applicable to applicants aged under 35.
2013 monthly rates
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