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Guide An overview of Housing Benefit

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1. About Housing Benefit

Universal Credit is a benefit for working age people and you may no longer be eligible to claim Housing Benefit.

Find out how to claim Universal Credit.

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.