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3.13 Housing Benefit and Universal Credit

Persons on low or no income who have a liability to pay rent may be entitled to housing benefit which is currently being replaced in phases by Universal Credit.

3.13.1 Housing Benefit

Housing benefit provides help with rental payments for people on no or a low income. How much a tenant will get is usually based on:

  • the Local Housing Allowance Limit in the area
  • their income – including benefits, pensions and savings over £6,000
  • individual circumstances