Hi, thank you for your question. You would usually be eligible for housing benefit if you are on a low income or claiming benefits and have savings and capital below £16,000. Furthermore, if you are single and under 35, you can only get housing benefit for bedsit accommodation or a single room in shared accommodation.
However, most local authorities will not provide housing benefit if you live in the home of a close relative, so they may assess this, and if you are the only person living in the property and there are spare bedrooms, your housing benefit (if you are assessed as eligible) will be reduced - a 14% reduction if there is one spare bedroom and 25% reduction if there are two or more.
However, I should stress that it is likely that the local authority will likely deem the home to be one of a close relative, but you could of course submit an application and be assessed.
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