Your individual circumstances affect the amount of Housing Benefit we will pay you. This includes your rent, income, savings, the size of your family and how many bedrooms you need.
If you rent from a private landlord we will normally use the Rent Service's Local Housing Allowance Rates to work out how much we will pay you.
For council tenants we calculate your Housing Benefit by looking at how much rent you pay, minus any service charges that do not qualify for Housing Benefit.
The GOV.UK website provides more detailed information on how we calculate Housing Benefit.