Housing Benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent. It can’t help towards things like mortgage costs, meals, fuel charges, washing and nursing care.
If you live with a partner or civil partner, only one of you can get Housing Benefit.
Check if you qualify for Housing Benefit using the benefits calculator (Kent County Council website).
You can also see how we work out your Housing Benefit.
You won’t normally get Housing Benefit if you are living with a close relative and paying them rent.
Some full-time students aren’t able to claim Housing Benefit. Find out more about students and Housing Benefit.