This is a benefit to help you pay your rent if you have a low income. It is being replaced by Universal Credit. However there are people who can still make a new claim.
You can make a new claim for Housing Benefit if the following applies:
you and your partner have reached state pension age;
you are entitled to a severe disability premium or you were entitled to this premium in the last month and are still entitled to it; and
you are in supported, sheltered or temporary housing.
If you are already in receipt of Housing Benefit and move within the same local authority area, or have a change of circumstances, you can currently still claim Housing Benefit.
For more information go to www.gov.uk/housing-benefit/how-to-claim
If you need help with this and are currently a tenant of one of our homes at GHA, Loretto, West Lothian Housing Partnership, Cube, Dunedin Canmore or Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership then please contact your Housing Officer.
If you are not currently a tenant with us, you should contact Citizens Advice or your local council’s Housing Benefit Team