Private tenants on a low income and who have less than £16,000 in savings may be eligible to claim help towards their rent. As Blackburn with Darwen is a full service Universal Credit area, your tenant may claim help with their housing costs via Universal Credit and not Housing Benefit.
New claims for Housing Benefits can only be made if either of the following apply:
- they have reached State Pension age
- they are in support, sheltered or temporary housing