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Who can claim?


If you are liable to pay rent for the property that you live in, you can claim Housing Benefit.

It could be rented from:

  • a private landlord
  • a Housing Association
  • or the Council

You cannot normally claim benefit if:-

  • You live with, and have to pay rent to, a close relative.
  • You have savings over £16,000.
  • You are the owner or joint owner of the property
  • You are a long lease holder (over 21 years)
  • You are in registered residential care or nursing home.

There are also special rules regarding students.