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yulz4500 wrote: »
Hi there! I'm looking for some help on applying for housing benefit please!
Me and my husband and our two young daughters have been staying with family for the last few months however we now need to find rented accommodation. We are both self employed and started a new business and have a very low income between us. The other benefits that we get are child benefit, working tax credit and child tax credit. Are we eligible for housing benefit if we rent from a private landlord through an estate agency?
Do we have to be living in a property before applying and will the landlord be notified about us receiving housing benefit?
All info and help will be much appreciated!!!
We are currently in London borough of Ealing
Alysonsallsorts wrote: »
Thank you for your reply, I have tried the turn2us website but they can't do anything on line apparently because I am a student and therefore I'm not a straightforward case. I was trying to avoid going direct to the housing benefit people initially as they were a nightmare to deal with last year when I first approached them. I really wanted to know whether it seemed that the £13 every two weeks sounded correct or whether it was worth going through all the stress of dealing with the benefits people again. (This is the first time I've ever had to ask for any money in my life).
Thanks again for your help.
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