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Housing Benefit Explained

Here, you can get an overview of the housing benefits service provided by Sutton Council.

What is Housing Benefit?

Housing benefit helps people on low incomes to pay all or part of their rent.

Help for Sutton residents during the Recession

This page is for Sutton residents seeking practical advice on how to deal with the recession. It can tell you what you can do and where to go for information and support on everything from sorting out benefits and finding a new job during the current economic downturn.

Housing & Council Tax Benefit Survey Results 2010

As part of the process to introduce telephone & on-line claiming, we asked a panel of users their opinion about the current service & how the service should be shaped in the future.

Housing Benefit - Do You Qualify?

Are you eligible to claim Housing Benefit?

How we work out your Housing Benefits

As part of the assessment process we calculate how much benefit you are eligible for.

Local Housing Allowance

Since April 2008 the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has been used to work out housing benefit for tenants renting accommodation from a private landlord.