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Housing benefit

Housing Benefit is money to help you with your housing costs if you are on a low income. It can help with rent and some service charges. You could qualify for this help whether you are in or out of work.

Universal Credit is replacing Housing Benefit

As part of its welfare reforms the Government has introduced Universal Credit, a new benefit that replaces six existing benefits, including Housing Benefit, with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income. It applies to all working age customers in Lancaster City Council’s area from 27 July 2016.

Last updated: 10 May 2023

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