Housing Benefit can be paid if you are away from home, usually for up to 4, 13 or 52 weeks depending on your circumstances
To keep getting Housing Benefit when you're temporarily away, you must:
Depending on the reason why you're away from home, you can continue to get Housing Benefit for up to 4,13, or 52 weeks.
You don't have to tell the us every time you are away from home for less than 4 weeks.
However you must tell us if you know your stay will last more than 4 weeks and we'll advise how long you can continue to receive Housing Benefit.