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Housing benefit can help you pay for part or all of your
Who can claim Housing Benefit?
You may get Housing Benefit if:
- you pay rent
- you’re on a low income or claiming benefits
- your savings are below £16,000
You can apply if you’re unemployed or working, but if you
live with a partner, only one of you can get Housing Benefit.
What you'll get
There’s no set amount of Housing Benefit and what you get will
depend on your income and whether you rent privately or from a
Find out how much you can get using our benefits
How you're paid
If you pay your rent to Medway Council or mhs housing, your
housing benefit will be paid into your rent account (you won't
receive the money).
However, when Universal Credit is introduced for some
people in Medway, housing benefit will be included in the
single monthly payment and you will need to pay your rent directly
to your landlord.
Your housing benefit will usually be paid from the Monday after
we receive your application.
Housing Benefit forms