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Housing costs

Who is this section for?

Anyone who has to pay for housing costs.

What does it include?

Information about the available help with housing costs if you are on a low income. This includes who can claim, how much you can get, how to apply and where to go for further help.

Make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to.

How to use this section

The left-hand navigation bar gives you a comprehensive list of the contents of this section. Click on the links to go to each page.  Some key benefits are also described in the boxes below.

  • Information on Housing BenefitHousing Benefit (England, Scotland, Wales)/(Northern Ireland)

    This benefit helps people on a low income who need help paying their rent.

  • Information for homeowners on the help available to help with mortgage costsHomeowners: help with housing costs

    Help may be available if you are on a low income and need help paying your mortgage and some home  loans.

  • Turn2us information on Council Tax supportCouncil Tax support

    Discover more about the help that is available to you if you are on a low income and need help to pay your Council Tax (England, Scotland and Wales only).

  • Information on the help available to pay water and energy costsDiscretionary Housing Payments

    Find out about the local council payments which could help you meet your rent or Council Tax.

  • Useful links on housing issuesUseful links

    Learn more about the resources and organisations that can give you more information and advice on housing issues.

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