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Help with rent or mortgage payments | Money advice | Birmingham City Council

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Help with rent or mortgage payments

If you are on a low income you may be entitled to housing benefit.  Our online benefits calculator can give you an idea of how much benefit you may be entitled to.

If you are already claiming housing benefit but this does not cover your full rent you may be able to get additional short term assistance if you apply for discretionary housing payments

If you are behind on your mortgage payments your mortgage provider cannot take action against you until all other reasonable options have been explored.  This is why, if you have not already done so you must contact your mortgage  provider and discuss the situation with them.

If you are a home owner you may be able to get some assistance towards the interest payments on your mortgage.