Benefit restrictions

Service charges

Housing Benefit cannot be paid for all of your rent if your rent includes an amount towards some service charges for your property.

Single people under 35 years old

This section deals only with private sector claims from customers who: are under the age of 35 and live alone and are not responsible for a child.

Rent restrictions

A number of factors have to be taken into consideration when making a rent determination.


In the majority of circumstances when you have an adult over 18 living with you who is not your partner, a deduction is to be made from your benefit entitlement.