Apply for housing benefit
Help towards your rent
You can apply for housing benefit if you need financial help to pay your rent and:
- are of state pension age (find out more about changes that affect couples where one has reached state pension age and the other has not)
- live in supported accommodation - find out more
- live in temporary council homeless accommodation
If not, and you need help towards your rent, you will need to apply for universal credit.
Please note: Our benefits system is not available between 2am & 2.15am (Monday - Thursdays) and 2am & 4am (early Saturday mornings) to allow for maintenance to take place. Please do not use our benefits system between these times, as you may lose your data. Thank you.