If you’re wondering whether you qualify for housing benefits depends on several factors.
Your eligibility may be assessed if you rent from the council, reside privately, or live with close family members. Other factors, such as additional benefits or savings, may also affect the likelihood.
To qualify, you must pay rent and have a modest income (typically less than £16,000 in savings).
People with low earnings may be eligible for housing benefits; however, those under 35 may only be able to claim a bedsit or a room in a shared house.
To find out whether you are qualified for housing benefits, visit the Job Centre Plus Benefits Advisor; this will inform you not only whether you are eligible for housing benefits but also if you are eligible for any other benefits. You may also call them at 0800 055 6688, which is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.