It is important that you are aware of what benefits you are entitled to and how much rent you can afford to pay.

Registered Social Landlords are likely to ask you to complete an affordability assessment prior to signing a tenancy so they can determine that you can afford the rent.

Benefit calculators could help you to find out:

  • What benefits you could get
  • How to claim
  • How your benefits will be affected if you start work

The Government web site has more details and links to two Benefit calculators. You can visit the Government website for more details.