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If you have a low income you may be entitled to Housing Benefit to help with the costs of your home. The amount of Housing Benefit you receive depends on your individual circumstances and takes into account:

  • Income and savings
  • Who lives in your household
  • The amount of rent you are charged

For more information on making a claim, go to your local council’s website:

Darlington Council
Durham Council
Hambleton District Council
Hartlepool Council
Middlesbrough Council
Redcar and Cleveland Council
Stockton Council

Changes to Housing Benefit

The Government has announced plans to apply similar rules to Housing Association and Local Authority tenancies as it does for private landlords over the amount of Housing Benefit to be paid.

This will start from April 2019 and will affect all new tenants from April 2016 (April 2017 for supported housing tenants). To find out more please read our leaflet, available in the downloads below.

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Apply for a Home