Best place to find information and services that your council provides...
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 claim Housing Benefit if you are working age and are making a claim for the first time (unless you live in supported or temporary accommodation). If you have made a claim for or are in receipt of Universal Credit, 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 more 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: