Housing costs can take up a big part of our budgets. If you’re on a low income you could be entitled to extra money towards your rent or mortgage.

Next steps

To apply for Housing Benefit, contact your local council to ask for a claim form. You can find their contact details on Gov.uk. If you don't hear anything after 2 weeks, you can contact them to ask for an update on your application.

For more information on SMI loans, visit Gov.uk. For more information on the Home Owner’s Support Fund, visit myscot.gov.

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