How much Housing Benefit can I get?
You may be able to get all your rent paid. But if your rent includes an amount for services, we will reduce your benefit. Services include things like heating, water rates and meals.
This is because Housing Benefit does not cover the cost of these services.
How much is taken off for services?
If your landlord or landlady can say how much you pay for each of the services, we will add the amounts together and take it off your Housing Benefit.
If your landlord cannot say how much you pay for the services, we will use standard amounts. These amounts are worked out each year by the government.
If other people are living in your home
We may also reduce your Housing Benefit if other people live in your home. The next section tells you more about this.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
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