Housing benefit can help you pay your rent if you're on a low income. You cannot claim if you own your own home or have a mortgage.
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or see Changes to services throughout the coronavirus outbreak to see the latest updates and how we're working to restore our services safely.
If you're of working age and think you may be eligible for help with your rent, you must apply for Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit. Please note that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for Universal Credit - see DWP: coronavirus and claiming benefits for up to date information on how the DWP can help you if you are affected by the coronavirus.