People cannot claim if they have savings of more than £16,000 unless they receive pension credit paid at the guaranteed credit rate.
The amount of housing benefit you can get will depend on:
your or your partner’s income
your or your partner’s savings or capital
the size of accommodation you need, if you are a private tenant and the local housing allowance rules apply to you
the size and condition of your home, compared with similar homes in the area, if you are a private tenant and the local housing allowance rules do not apply to you
the amount of your rent, or your local housing allowance rate
other people living with you
If you have any questions about claiming housing benefit please contact us.
If you wish to make a claim in person, hand in forms or documents for your claim or seek advice about it, you can visit one of our one stop shops in Kingswood, Thornbury, Yate and Patchway.
We have community benefit officers that you can make an appointment to see by calling us or asking at the one stop shops. They will help you to assess your claim if you have all the required evidence (details can be found on the benefits application form)