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hello I am 73 year old widow and rent a private flat and

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I am 73 year old widow and rent a private flat and pay £625.monthly and I get £296 housing benefit .I applied for a pension last year and was awarded £17,818 .I have small pension from my late husband £450 per annum , would like to know if I will still be allowed some housing benefit
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 3 years ago.
My name is***** and I am happy to help with your question today.
Based on the information you have given you will be eligible for housing and council tax benefit.
The regulations are quite complex but using the Government benefit adviser online I can see that you are within the eligibility limits.
You can access the calculator here:
https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators
There is no harm in submitting an application to the local authority.