Housing Benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income, whether you’re unemployed or working, unless you're eligible for Universal Credit.

Universal Credit replaces Housing Benefit amongst other benefits. If you are eligible for Universal Credit, you cannot claim Housing Benefit. In Redditch Borough you are automatically eligible for Universal Credit unless you are of pension age, have three or more children and are not already in receipt of Universal Credit, or live in certain postcodes.

You can go to Universal Credit here.

If you are not eligible for Universal Credit

  1. Estimate how much Housing Benefit you could be eligible for with these benefit calculators.
  2. Make a claim for Housing Benefit.
  3. Appeal a benefit decision that we have made.

If you cannot apply online, please contact us here and we will help.

Other supporting information is available below.