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Guide An overview of Housing Benefit

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3. How we calculate your Housing Benefit

We compare your income to how much the government says that you and your family need to live on each week.

The amount of Housing Benefit you may get also depends on:

  • the money you and your partner have coming in, including earnings, some benefits and tax credits, and occupational pensions
  • your savings (and your partner's savings)
  • your circumstances: such as your age, the size of your family and their ages, if you or any of your family are disabled, and if anyone who lives with you could help with the rent

See how much Housing Benefit you could get