If you rent your home from a private landlord or through an estate or letting agent your entitlement to Housing Benefit will be calculated under the Local Housing Allowance rules. This video explains how this system works and what other help is available if your Housing Benefit doesn't cover your full rent.
Video guide to Housing Benefit for private tenants
Lots of people are struggling to manage with housing issues because of the coronavirus crisis. Check out our Coronavirus section for information and advice on common problems, including help to pay your rent and mortgage, eviction and repairs.