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If you are a private tenant renting a property or room from a private landlord and you are on a low income, you may be able to claim Local Housing Allowance (LHA).
From 27th June 2018 you may need to claim Universal Credit as it replaces some new claims for Housing Benefit.
You can claim LHA by completing a Housing Benefit claim online
The amount of Housing Benefit/ Local Housing Allowance rate you receive is based on the number of bedrooms your household needs.
One bedroom is counted for:
If you are living alone and under 35 years old you are only entitled to the single room rate. However, certain under 35 year olds are entitled to the one bedroom rate, these include the following: