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Housing Benefit is a Social Security benefit scheme and is available to give people on a low income help with their housing costs.
If you live in private rented accommodation (including Housing Associations) and you qualify for Housing Benefit, you or your landlord/lady will be sent a payment, either by cheque or to a bank account. This is known as a rent allowance. Examples of the kind of accommodation you can be living in are:
- furnished or unfurnished flats
- rented houses
- Housing Association properties
- mobile homes
If you have any questions about Benefits you can phone us on 01702 318197 or 01702 318198 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
You can come to our offices between 8:30am and 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and between 8:30am and 5:00pm on a Friday. We are closed at the weekend. Our address is:
Revenues & Benefits Section
You can also email us on email@example.com
Our call centres are open Monday to Friday 8am- 6pm.
More information on Housing Benefit can be found on the menu on the left hand side.