If you’re wondering whether you qualify for housing benefit depends on several factors.
If you rent from the council, reside privately, or live with close family members, your eligibility may be assessed. Other factors, such as any additional benefits or savings, may also have an effect on the likelihood. You must pay rent and have a modest income (typically less than £16,000 in savings) to qualify.
People with low earnings may be eligible for housing benefit, however those under the age of 35 may only be able to claim for a bedsit or a room in a shared house.
To find out whether you are qualified for housing benefit, visit the Job Centre Plus Benefits Advisor. This will inform you not only whether you are eligible for housing benefit, 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 through to Friday.