If you rent your home and have a low income you may be entitled to Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance to help with your rent. If you pay Council Tax you may also be entitled to help. The amount of benefit you could receive depends on things such as who lives with you, the amount of money you have coming in and the amount of savings you have.
Local Housing Allowance
Local Housing Allowance was introduced nationally from 7 April 2008 and applies to most new claims made by private tenants. Under the new scheme you will receive a standard local housing allowance amount which will be based on the number of bedrooms allowed under LHA regulations for the number of people in the household, your income and savings, and the area in which you rent your property. Click here for more information about Local Housing Allowance.
Fill out a simple form for an instant on-line Benefits estimate to see whether you would qualify. Click here to be redirected to the online calculator.
Home Visiting Service
If you would like to make a claim for Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Support then we can bring our service to you. An experienced Visiting Officer will visit you in your own home, at a time that suits you. We will help complete the application form and collect the relevant supporting evidence to make the whole process as easy as possible for you. Click here for more information about making a claim.
Benefits Advisor is an online questionnaire to help you find out which benefits and tax credits you, your family, or anyone acting on your behalf, may be entitled to and eligibility to State pension. This service is provided by Directgov. Please click here to be taken straight to the questionnaire.
Last updated: 2 April 2013