What is Housing Benefit?
Housing Benefit is money to help you with your housing costs if you are on a low income. It can help with rent and some service charges.
Applies to: England, Scotland and Wales
If you live in Northern Ireland, see our Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland) guide.
Age rules: There are no specific age rules that affect Housing Benefit entitlement but you must be old enough to enter into a tenancy agreement.
Type of benefit: Means-tested
Administered by: Your local council