Housing benefit is financial help that is provided to individuals by the government, people who are eligible for housing benefit are usually on a low income, may be working or may be unemployed and they are likely to require help in paying rant on a house. There is a particular criteria that stipulates who is eligible and who is not.

People are eligible for housing benefit if they pay rent and their income and capital are below a certain level; this may mean some people qualify if they are out of work, in work and earning a wage.

In most cases housing benefit will not be paid if an individual has saving that are in excess of