If you live in a multiple occupancy home and are on a low income you may be entitled to housing benefit to help pay your rent. Up to 100% rebate of rent may be available, although restrictions on this may apply if you rent the property from a private landlord. 

If you rent from a private landlord there is a new way of working out your housing benefit called local housing allowance. You can find out more about this under further information.

If you qualify for benefit we will make the payment directly to you by crossed cheque and you are responsible for ensuring that your landlord receives payment thereafter. There are some circumstances where we may consider making payment to your landlord.

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

Benefits Section
PO BOX 13
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1BY
Telephone: 01563 554400

 

Private Sector Housing Unit direct numbers
Dawn Cadwell, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 115
Christine Thomson, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 120
Lauren Seaman, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 275
Gemma Wilks, Private Sector Clerical Assistant: 07785 446 298
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554400