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Housing Benefit

Guidance on who can and can't claim housing benefit.
Information about how and when to claim housing benefit.
Housing benefit paid to claimants in private rented accommodation.
Ways you can tell us if your circumstances change and examples of possible changes which could happen to you that would affect your benefit.
Information about extra payments to help pay rent.
Guidance on how to appeal if you think our decision is wrong.
Information about circumstances when benefit may be paid on two homes.
How benefit is worked out if you are away from home for a period.
How benefit overpayments happen and what you need to do.