Universal Credit and Housing Benefit help with paying your rent

If you think you may get help with paying your rent, you should apply for Universal Credit or Housing Benefit depending upon your own personal circumstances.

If you delay in making a claim for Universal Credit or Housing Benefit, claims may not be backdated and this may lead to rent arrears.

You won’t know how much Universal Credit or Housing Benefit you may get and whether it will cover the costs of your rent until your claim has been processed.

You can find an online Universal Credit calculator at: Turn2us.org.uk

Both North East Lincolnshire Council and Boston Borough Council’s online  Housing Benefit calculators let you input all the information you submit with a benefit claim and give you an estimated figure of the benefit you are likely to receive.

Remember though for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit calculations:

  • the calculated figure is an estimate based on the information supplied by you. If the information you supply is not correct then the estimate will not be correct.
  • the calculator only gives you an idea of the benefit you are likely to receive; it does not fully assess your claim and is still subject to final confirmation from Department of Work and Pensions or the Council.

You can’t submit a Universal Credit or Housing Benefit claim by using the online calculator; you must still complete an online Universal Credit or Housing Benefit claim form.

If you need help with an online application please do not hesitate to contact LHP Money Support Service as soon as possible on 0345 604 1472 or email us at: info@lincolnshirehp.com.

 

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