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Housing costs are a large part of most people's expenses. If you do not own your home you will probably pay rent. Housing Benefit is a national welfare benefit scheme that helps people on low incomes pay the rent for the home they live in.
You cannot usually claim Housing Benefit if you have made a claim or are in receipt of Universal Credit, as normally your housing costs will be paid along with your Universal Credit payment.
Telephone: 01744 676666
Text phone: 01744 676662
Fax : 01744 676609
St Helens Council
PO Box 10592
For further advice and assistance you can visit Shelter's Housing Benefit Advice section
You can claim Housing Benefit if you or your partner pay rent for the home in which you and your family live. By 'partner' we mean:
You can claim Housing Benefit if you have to pay:
Some people cannot claim Housing Benefit: