Housing Benefit is not normally available to full-time students unless:-

  • they are a lone parent;
  • a pensioner;
  • classed as disabled;
  • aged under 19 and not in higher education;
  • partner is a student and they are responsible for a child;
  • part time students and couples where only one is a student;
  • Students are disregarded for Council Tax purposes. (You must inform the Council Tax Office).

Please note the following which will apply to the calculation of benefit entitlement:.

  • student grant income is used at the full amount whether or not it is actually paid
  • student loan is taken into account whether or not it is actually paid

If you are a student and you fall into the category where you can claim benefit you may claim in the normal way by completing a form available from the Benefits Office