If you are on a low income, and living in rented accommodation, Housing Benefit can help with your rent. Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit. The amount you can get depends on your (and any partner's) income and capital. You can get Housing Benefit if you are working, even if you are working full time. The amount you can get also depends on whether you are in privately rented housing or social housing, and on who lives with you.
You claim Housing Benefit from North Tyneside Council. You should claim as soon as you think you may be eligible. It can sometimes be backdated but any delay could mean you lose out.
Please note that by 2017 Housing Benefit will be replaced by Universal Credit.
If you would like to find out more about Housing Benefit, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
Click here to apply for Housing Benefit from North Tyneside Council.
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