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Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland)

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, some service charges and also with rates.

Applies to: Northern Ireland

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, see our Housing Benefit (England, Scotland and Wales) guide.

Age rules: There are no age rules that affect Housing Benefit entitlement but you must be old enough to enter a tenancy agreement.

Type of benefit: Means-tested

Taxable: No
Administered by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive