If you're on a low income or if you receive other welfare benefits, you may be entitled to Housing Benefit to help pay your rent.
How do I make a claim?
Am I responsible for paying my rent?
It's your legal responsibility to make sure your rent is paid in full, even if you are receiving Housing Benefit or waiting for your claim to be assessed.
This means that if the rent is not paid - whether or not it is your fault - you'll still owe us the missing rent. Please check that payments are being made and take action yourself if there is a problem.
If Housing Benefit does not cover all of your rent, you are responsible for paying the difference.
If you are having problems paying your rent, contact your housing officer as soon as possible.