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Before using an online calculator to see how much Housing Benefit you may get to help with your rent

check that all of the following statements apply to you. 

  • You are responsible for paying rent for the home that you live in. (Although we cannot help with mortgage payments, gov.uk  tells you what help is available) and
  • You and your partner are on a low income – this could be from benefits, pensions or earnings and
  • You and your partner have total money (for example savings, capital,cash) of £16,000 or less. If you are getting Guaranteed Pension Credit then the £16.000 limit does not apply to you.