We are providing these pages to help private landlords understand the rules about their tenants' claims for housing benefit.
What is Housing Benefit?
Housing benefit gives help towards housing costs for people who are on a low income.
The person who makes the claim must be liable or must be the partner of the person who is liable to pay rent for the dwelling that they occupy as their home.
How do tenants apply for Housing Benefit?
To claim Housing benefit your tenant must complete a housing benefit Application Form. Further information can be found on the page Online Benefits Form.