Housing benefit helps you pay your rent if you're on a low income

Apply for housing benefit

Find out about claiming housing benefit and if you need to claim Universal Credit instead.


If you have been overpaid housing benefit, find out why and how to make repayments.

Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

If you need help to cover housing costs and you're already claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit can apply for a DHP.

When your housing benefits are paid

Check the housing benefit payment schedule for 2022.

Disputing housing benefit decisions

What to do if you disagree with a decision about your housing benefit.

Full case review for housing benefit claims

Complete your full case review for housing benefit claims online.

How benefits are calculated

Entitlement is based on how much money you have coming in, your savings and how many people live with you.

Tell us about a temporary absence from home

What to do about your Housing Benefit if you'll be absent from your home.