Housing benefits are paid to low-income people living in rented premises. The amount of benefit a person can receive depends on the number of people in the family, income and savings, and the level of rent being paid for the property. This benefit is administered by the local authority and is non-taxable.
These include free provision of, or help towards costs of: prescriptions, glasses, dental treatment, milk and vitamins, hospital fares.
People may be able to claim various benefits depending on their circumstances. A person may fit under one or more category. And of course, one or several or no benefits may be payable. Benefit rules continually change, as may your personal circumstances – you should seek regular assessments of your benefit entitlements