To be eligible for Housing Benefit the claimant must be liable for payments on the home where they live.
This raises questions around:
- What type of payments are eligible - note that it's not just traditional 'rent';
- Liability - some people can be treated as liable even if they're not the one on the tenancy agreement; and
- Occupation - some people can be treated as occupying their home whilst they are away - and some can be treated as ocupying two homes
Click on the links below for further information.
NOTE: Many people are not able to make a new claim Housing Benefit and need to make a claim for Universal Credit instead - click here for more details.
Equally some are told they have to claim UC when they don't - click here