Moving house on benefits in Leicester
We understand that if you are moving house on benefits in Leicester then you will probably have a tight budget to work with. This is why we always offer a free of charge no obligation home viewing to assess the volume of items you need to be moved. This enables us to give you the fairest quote possible. At the time of your viewing is the perfect opportunity to let your move co-ordinator know if you are working within a budget. Your move co ordinator can then try and put together a moving package that will suit your needs as well as your budget.
Housing benefit is a security benefit paid by the Housing Executive. It helps people on a low income pay their rent and rates. You do not need to be unemployed to get housing benefit. If you think you might be entitled to housing benefit you will need to apply by filling in a form (HB1 housing benefit application form) and return it to your local authority.
If you are already in receipt of housing benefit then you will have to complete and sign a form confirming details of your new address. If you rent from a private landlord you will need to have an additional form completed by your landlord. (but not if your landlord is the Housing Executive, a Hostel or registered Housing Association)
Help with moving costs
If you are claiming benefits or are on a low income, you may be able to get financial help from the social fund to help with the cost of moving or buying essential furniture or white goods for your new home.
Depending on your circumstances ( for example, if you are leaving care or are homeless ), you may be able to apply for a ;
- community care grant
- budgeting loan
- crisis loan