Are 17 year olds entitled to any benefits?
Most 16 and 17 year olds who have left home will be classed as ‘children in need’ and will be entitled to housing and/or financial support from their local authority’s social services department.
What age can you get housing benefit?
Most care leavers aged 16 or 17 aren’t entitled to claim housing benefit. You should get help from social services to pay your rent until you are 18. If you are aged 18 or over, you can claim housing benefit for a rented home.
Can a 17 year old claim Universal Credit?
You will usually only be able to claim Universal Credit if you are aged 18 or over, but some people aged 16 or 17 can get it, depending on their circumstances. You can’t claim Universal Credit if you: get the severe disability premium or are entitled to it, or.
Can you get housing benefit if you are a student?
Housing Benefit. If you are a full-time student, you can get Housing Benefit if you meet one of the following examples of conditions: You receive Income Support (IS) or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or income-related Employment and Support Allowance.