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.
You could qualify for this help whether you are in or out of work.
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
Administered by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive