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Housing Benefit

We cannot accept new claims for Housing Benefit from most working age people.

However a new application for Housing Benefit can currently be made if you:

  • Live in temporary accommodation or certain types of supported accommodation,
  • Are entitled and remain entitled to a Severe Disability Premium as part of your:
    • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income Based), Income Support, or
    • You have had a short break in your SDP within the last month but remain entitled to it (including SDP in Housing Benefit).
  • Are a single pensioner or a part of a pensioner couple where you are both of Pension Credit qualifying age
  • A mixed age couple* where Pension Credit has been in continuous  payment to you both since 14/05/2019 or earlier
  • A mixed age couple* where Pension Credit or Housing Benefit has been in continuous payment to you both since 14/05/2019 or earlier if you have changed address

*A mixed age couple is a couple where one is of State Pension Credit qualifying age and one is working age.

The Benefits section can be contacted on 01792 635353 between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.  Alternatively you may e-mail benefits@swansea.gov.uk

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