Housing Benefit is a benefit to help you with your rent. It is paid by Sefton Council based on rules set by the Government.
To claim Housing Benefit you must be aged 16 or over, on a low income and pay rent. This includes people in full time or part time employment, unemployed or retired.
You cannot claim Housing Benefit if:
Housing Benefit normally cannot be paid on a property you previously owned, in the last 5 years, unless you had to sell the property in order to continue living there.
Last Updated on 07 February 2014