Housing Benefit Contact Helpline

Housing Benefit Helpline / 0800 055 6688

A Housing Benefit is a payment offered to people by the government in order to help them pay their rent. This is a benefit that is available to individuals who are on a low income and it might cover all or just a part of your rent. The amount that a person will get in the form of Housing Benefits will depend on their specific circumstances, as well as their income.

For more information about Housing Benefits, please there contact number 0800 055 6688.

Housing Benefit Contact Helpline

Housing Benefit Contact Helpline – 0800 055 6688

What You Are Entitled To with Housing Benefit

Remember that you can claim Housing Benefit whether you are working or unemployed. You can also receive assistance with your rent in the event that your benefits are stopped. It is also important to remember that this benefit doesn’t cover things such as hot water, heating or food.

To find out a bit more about what sort of assistance you are entitled to, contact the benefits adviser.

Eligible Rent

Eligible rent refers to a reasonable rental amount for a property within the area in which you stay. This property should be suitable for you, and it might include certain service charges, such as those necessary for lift maintenance, but not for extras, such as food and heating.

Spare Bedrooms

If you have a spare bedroom or bedrooms in your home, your housing benefit might be reduced. 14% is usually deducted for having an extra room in your property, while 25% is deducted for having two spare rooms in your home. For more information on how spare bedrooms might affect your Housing Benefit, contact the helpline on 0800 055 6688.

Sharing Bedrooms

When it comes to sharing, the following is expected within a household receiving Housing Benefit;

  • Adult Couples Must Share a Room
  • 2 Children Under 16 Of The Same Sex Must Share a Room
  • 2 Children Under 10, Regardless Of Sex, Must Share a Room

For more information on sharing bedrooms, please contact 0800 055 6688.

How Are Housing Benefits Paid Out?

When a Housing Benefit is paid, this is either done through the council tenants or through the private tenants. When it is paid through the council tenants, this amount will usually be deposited directly into the rent account. When it is paid to the private tenant, this will usually be deposited into the tenant’s bank or building society account.

Are You Eligible?

In order to be eligible for this sort of benefit, you need to;

  • Pay Rent
  • Be On a Low Income
  • Claim Benefits
  • Have a Low Savings Level

If you want to find out whether or not you are eligible for Housing Benefit, contact 0800 055 6688 for more information.

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Changing Circumstances

You need to inform the relevant parties in the event that your circumstances change, since this could end up affecting how much you are entitled to. Contact your local council in the event that this happens on 0800 055 6688.

For more information on Housing Benefit, contact 0800 055 6688.