You might be able to get Housing Benefit to help pay your rent if you’re on a low income or you claim benefits. Housing Benefit is paid by your local council.
If you own your home, check if you can get help to pay your mortgage interest instead. Most people can’t make a new claim for Housing Benefit.
You can only make a new claim for Housing Benefit if one of the following applies:
- you, and your partner if you’ve got one, have reached State Pension age – check your state pension age on GOV.UK
- you or your partner have been getting Pension Credit since before 15 May 2019
- you live in temporary accommodation
- your landlord’s a county council, charity or housing association and they give you care or support – for example if you live in sheltered housing
If you can’t make a new claim for Housing Benefit, you might be able to apply for Universal Credit instead – check if you can claim Universal Credit.