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Guide An overview of Housing Benefit

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1. About Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit helps you pay your rent if you're on a low income. Claiming Housing Benefit won't affect any other benefits you get.

You may claim Housing Benefit if you pay rent and your income, savings and investments are below a certain level.

How much you are entitled to depends on your personal circumstances. Our online calculator may give you an idea of what you might be entitled to.