How we work out your Housing Benefit

What is considered when you make a claim for Housing Benefit.


The amount of Housing Benefit you receive depends on:

  • your savings, investments and property
  • your income
  • your rent
  • other adults that live with you (known as non-dependant deductions)
  • your personal circumstances - this includes, your age, whether you have partner, how many children you have

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If you rent from a private landlord, any housing benefit awarded will be based on the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate.

When you get the full Housing Benefit amount

You will get the full amount of your eligible rent and maximum Housing Benefit if you get one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit

This will be minus any non-dependant deductions.