It is only available to people who rent their homes and who are on a low income or receiving benefits.
If you have more than £16,000 in savings then you will not be eligible for Housing Benefit.
In certain circumstances tax credits claims can be backdated.
This section of the website provides information about when claims can be backdated as well as links to HMRC guidance about the backdating process.
Those serving in the armed forces who return to their parents home during their leave are also allowed an additional bedroom.
An additional bedroom may also be allowed for disabled children who because of their disability are unable to share a bedroom.
Working age is below the age when you are eligible to claim Pension Credit.
The amount of Housing Benefit you get depends on: Before you complete the benefits claim form (PDF 2.87MB), use the benefits calculator to work out your benefit entitlement.For Housing Association tenants - if you want your housing benefit paid directly to your Housing Association please fill out and send in the 'Direct payment request for HA form' within the Documents section.Housing Benefit is a payment you receive to help you pay part or all of your rent.Please log in to our online portal to view details of your housing benefits payments or council tax.If you live in Leeds and pay rent you can apply for help towards your rent by claiming Housing Benefit.