You will get the maximum amount of rent after we have taken off charges for:
When we have worked out what money you get each week, if it's less than, or the same as the applicable amount you will usually get the maximum benefit. But don't forget, if you have non-dependants living with you we might have to make deductions from your benefit for them.
Also, the amount of Housing Benefit you get might be affected by what the rent officer has said, or by any service charges that are included in your rent.
If your income is less than, or the same as, your 'applicable amount', you should claim Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance as you might get more help.
You may also be able to claim other benefits - i.e. Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.