How we calculate Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

What is considered when you make a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

How we calculate benefit and reduction

The amount of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction you receive depends on:

  • your savings, investments and property
  • your income
  • your rent
  • other adults that live with you (known as non-dependant deductions)
  • your personal circumstances - this includes, your age, whether you have partner, how many children you have

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If you rent from a private landlord, any housing benefit awarded will be based on the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate.

Find out how much you will get

Use our benefit calculators:

When you get the full amount or reduction

You will get the full amount of your eligible rent and maximum Housing Benefit if you get one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit

This will be minus any non-dependant deductions.