Housing Benefit cannot be paid for all of your rent if your rent includes an amount towards some service charges for your property. Some service charges are covered by Housing Benefit and some are not:
Service charges that you have to pay to occupy your home will be counted as part of your eligible rent for Housing Benefit calculation purposes if they are related to the provision of adequate accommodation. Examples of service charges that may be included in your eligible rent for Housing Benefit calculation purposes are:
This list is not exhaustive; other service charges may be included in your eligible rent.
Examples of charges that cannot be included in your eligible rent are charges for:
Housing Benefit cannot help with fuel charges for your home. If your rent includes an amount for gas, electric or oil, this service charge will not be paid by Housing Benefit.
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