You are eligible to receive rent assistance if you: are eligible for age pension; pay rent other than Government (public housing) rent; pay a minimum amount of rent known as the rent threshold; and.
Can I get help with rent when I retire?
You may be able to pay extra amounts (contributions) into a pension fund when you are working, to make up for lost time. You’ll still be able to get basic State Pension and you may be able to get other help from the state, for example help to pay your rent or council tax.
What benefits are pensioners entitled to?
Other benefits for older people
If you get Attendance Allowance, you might be able to get some other benefits, or an increase in benefits, including: Pension Credit. Housing Benefit. Council Tax Reduction.
Can I get housing benefit as a pensioner?
You can claim these benefits even if you are over State Pension age as long as your income is low enough: Housing Benefit. Council Tax Support. Working Tax Credit (you can’t make new claims for this, but if you’re already getting it you can carry on receiving it)
Do pensioners pay full rent?
If you get the Guarantee Credit part of Pension Credit your income and savings are not taken into account so you may get your rent paid in full by Housing Benefit. If you own your home, you won’t be eligible for Housing Benefit, but you could get support with your mortgage interest as part of Pension Credit instead.