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Housing benefit

Housing benefit helps you pay your rent if you are on a low income. The amount of housing benefit you can get is worked out by looking at:

  • how much money you have coming in
  • your personal circumstances and the amount of rent you have to pay
  • the amount of savings you have

Try these benefits calculators to see what help you can get.


Who can apply?

The scheme applies to:

  • anyone paying rent
  • tenants living in council property or housing association property (these tenants may be affected by under occupancy restrictions)
  • tenants living in privately rented accommodation (the allowance for these tenants is known as Local Housing Allowance)
  • tenants living in a hostel

Visit the Caerphilly council's website or further information and to apply.