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How much housing benefit am I entitled to?

callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener

I have been placed in the lwrca group as of the April the 23rd. I am currently also in receipt of p.i.p the (lower rate) for my mental health.

I am currently single over 25 and living with my grandparents. I'm also in housing band D for my area what type of medical evidence do I need to be warranted being put into a higher band

Kind regards 



  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,787 Disability Gamechanger
    HB depends on a number of things will you rent privately or definitely social housing? Are you over 35? If you are only looking at social housing (council or housing assoc.) then there are long waiting list and a single person on their own will always be anything but a priority.
    Is there any problem living where you do? Perhaps your GP or CMH (if you are under them) could offer some help/advice.
    It might also be worth having a chat with CAB.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,252 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to refer yourself for a care needs assessment through gov website 

    They will assess your housing needs and di a report which may move you into a higher band 
  • callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Okay thankyou for the advice.
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