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Can you claim HB for the rent part of SO houses?

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KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 16-Jan-15 16:38:28

We need to leave current house due to money troubles but would like to keep some kind of foot on the property market rather than go totally to rent. There's a SO house that we're interested in, owned by a housing association. The question is, could we claim housing benefit for the portion rented from the HA?

Everythinghappensforareason1 Fri 16-Jan-15 21:34:27

Watching with interest as I am wanting to do the same in 12 months. From what I have read before I believe you can claim HB for the rent part. But not 100% sure.

Rockchick1984 Sat 17-Jan-15 00:18:06

Yes, if you are eligible for housing benefit you can claim it towards the rented portion of shared ownership.

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