Lone parent and student- housing benefit entitlement?Watch
I am starting a degree in September, I am a lone parent. My rent is £98 per week.
My student finance works out as;
Maintenance loan - £3928
Higher maintenance loan - £5762
Parent learning allowance - £1617 split over 45 weeks.
I will also be entitled to child tax and child benefit..
Does anyone know how likely/how much housing benefit I could/ will receive?
It's not possible to say whether you'll get any housing benefit. It's based on the local housing housing (LHA) rate rather than what you actually pay.
I also get child tax credit (£65 a week) and child benefit (£20 or something like that)
My rent is around £95 and I have to pay £16 and the rest is covered by housing benefit
I have a letter which I have to give to the council and on it it says how much is ignored for housing benefit purposes (I think it's about £3500 but not 100%).
I know in our area you can't apply for a new claim to housing benefit anymore but I was already getting in when I was a student. It has to be universal credit.
It's definitely worth applying for, they can only say no