You might be able to claim housing benefit to help you pay towards your rent if you are on a low income, regardless of being employed or unemployed.
What can you claim in Leicester?
The amount that you can claim depends on a number of things:
- the amount of rent you pay
- if you rent privately or from a council or housing association
- your household income and savings.
The amount you may receive will also be limited depending on whether you live in a property which is appropriate for your needs, and you are not under-occupying.
If you live in private sector housing, the amount that you can claim depends on the average rents in your area.