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Housing Benefit


A benefit paid to help you with the costs of your rent. You must be liable for the rent for your property. If your rent is too high or the property is too big for your household then Housing Benefit may not cover all of your rent.

Who is the benefit aimed at?
  • Long-term ill / disabled
  • State pension age
  • Unemployed / part time workers
  • Families
Who qualifies for the benefit?
You may qualify if you are working and/or on a low income or if you are in receipt of Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit), Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.


How to apply

To make a claim for Housing Benefit or to discuss an existing claim you should contact your local Council, to whom you pay your Council Tax –

Ashfield                         -           01623 457 400

Bassetlaw                     -           01909 533 710

Bassetlaw Textphone   -           01909 533 214

Broxtowe                      -           0115 917 7777

Gedling                         -           0115 901 3970

Mansfield                      -           01623 463 463

Newark                         -           01636 650 000        

Nottingham City            -           0115 9154944

Rushcliffe                      -           0115 981 9911


If you are unsure who your local Council is you can check by clicking here.

Further information
Click on the link to go to the Housing Benefit pages on the GOV.UK website
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