If you would like to gain more information about Housing Benefit, then you can contact Jobcentre Plus on their information phone line on 0800 055 6688.
Having a very low income is a hindrance to getting the most basic of commodities in life. When push comes to shove, if your income can’t provide you everything you need, then you have to prioritise. You need to budget for every little expense that you might have for each month. This includes, food, transportation and of course, rent. Rent is a little tricky, because most of the time this takes up a big chunk of your income and if you’re just starting out then you’ll have to shell out a couple month’s rent in advance, putting a big dent in your savings – that is if you even have one. This is why, you need to claim Housing Benefit when you’re having difficulty meeting this particular need.
By claiming Housing Benefit, the UK government will pay part of your rent. There is no real standard regarding how much the government will pay because they will consider each case according to the unique circumstances of the claimant.
Housing Benefit Telephone Numbers
To learn more about Housing Benefit and how it can help you with your rent, contact Jobcentre Plus on 0800 055 6688. If you’re using a textphone, then you should dial 0800 023 4888.