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Housing costs

You may qualify for help with your rent through Housing Benefit / Universal Credit housing costs element.

Whether you are claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, please enter your eligible rent as defined under Housing Benefit rent rules and Universal Credit rent rules.

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If your current Housing Benefit claim started before April 2008, or you are in one of the exempt groups, Local Housing Allowance rules don't apply and your Housing Benefit will be based on your eligible rent. If you have been given a rent officer's decision on your current claim, please enter this amount as your rent.


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