If you're working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran, you could be eligible to claim some benefits to help pay your rent

Coronavirus update

Worried about paying your rent?

We know that some of you are worried about how you'll pay your rent because of the impact of coronavirus. We're here to help and make sure you feel secure in your home. If you're unwell or can't work because of coronavirus we want to reassure our customers that no one will lose their home as a result of financial hardship caused by the virus. We know you'll do your best to pay your rent but if you're in financial difficulties we're here to help. We can offer support on money advice and claiming benefits so please get in touch in the usual way. You can also find information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Making sure you’re claiming the right benefits

It's important to make sure you get all the help you're allowed. Here are some online tools and places you might find useful.


Benefits calculator

Find out what you’re due (or how much better off you’d be in work)

By using the benefits calculator in the link below you can see how much benefit you can get or how much better off you might be in work. You can also see how changes in your household budget can affect your income.

Go to the betteroffcalculator website

Housing Benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income. Find out more on the website.

Universal Credit

You may be due Universal Credit, if you’re on a low income or out of work

Free childcare

Find out if you can claim free child care on the website.

If you're struggling with benefits, we can help!

Get in touch straight away if you're struggling to pay your rent for any reason. It’s better to do it sooner, rather than later. A smaller debt is easier to solve than one that’s got out of control. You could lose your home if you don’t pay your rent. We can offer advice and support to get you back on track.

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