Housing benefit helps people on low incomes pay their housing costs (but not if you get Universal Credit and your housing costs are included). If you rent privately, apply for benefit and are entitled to it, you or your landlord will be sent a payment. You may be living in a flat or bedsit, a house, hostel or lodging etc.
Guidance on who can and can't claim housing benefit.
Information about how and when to claim housing benefit.
Housing benefit paid to claimants in private rented accommodation.
Ways you can tell us if your circumstances change and examples of possible changes which could happen to you that would affect your benefit.
Information about extra payments to help pay rent.
More helpful benefits advice
Information on the changes to housing benefits.
Information about the use of data matching used at Rushcliffe Borough Council
Information about Universal Credit.