Written evidence from anonymised CLP0018


I am a pensioner renting privately on housing benefit. We have consistently been denied cost of living payments. I did not even qualify for the £150 fuel payment this year because the rules changed. How is it fair that a pensioner on pension credit who owns their own home gets all the cost of living payments. They do not have to struggle to pay increasing rents every month. The LHA has been frozen for 3 years but rents have not. Housing benefit is means tested.

I live in an all electric flat. I only heated one room in the winter and boiled the kettle to wash. How is that acceptable in 2023.


May 20213