Use a benefits calculator to check if you can get Housing Benefit before you apply. You may need to claim Universal Credit instead.
You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income.
Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.
You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you’re unemployed or working.
You may also be able to get help with your rent if your benefits stop.
Housing Benefit cannot be paid for heating, hot water, energy or food - if you need help, use a benefits calculator to see what else you might be entitled to.