Housing benefit is a national scheme to help you pay your rent.
You can claim housing benefit if you have a low income of any type, including those who work for an employer or who are self-employed.
The amount you receive will be based on your income and circumstances. Housing benefit is worked out and paid by your local council but the rules about entitlement are set by government.
Use the benefits calculator to find out how much you might be able to claim.
Remember this calculation is an estimate based on the information you give us.