Will the maximum rent figure be the amount of housing benefit I get?

Not necessarily.

Your housing benefit will generally be worked out using the maximum rent but if you are under 25 years of age the maximum rent will generally be limited to the single room rent.

The Valuation Office Agency's decision does not guarantee that you will get housing benefit or that you will get the amount stated on the decision notice.

The Valuation Office Agency's decision is only an indication of the amount of the rent which may be used to work out your housing benefit.

The housing benefit office will need to consider your personal circumstances, for example the amount of your income and the circumstances of those living with you.

You may be able to get some additional help with your rent through the discretionary housing payment scheme.

Any payment of housing benefit will depend on the date of the housing benefit claim rather than on the date you applied for your Pre-Tenancy Determination.