Housing Benefit is available to help you to pay your rent if you are on a low income. If you pay rent to a housing association or private landlord, the benefit is called rent allowance.
You can use the housing benefit calculator below to see how much you are entitled to.
Important - Changes to Housing Benefit from 1st April 2013
Depending on your payment cycle payments will go into Bank Accounts on the 23rd December, 30th December and the 6th January 2014
If you are paid by cheques then payments will be sent on the 19th December and the 2nd January 2014.