Rent arrears can cause you considerable difficulties as a benefit recipient. Many landlords do not tolerate any delays in payment and can terminate your apartment in such cases.
If there are problems with the payment of your rent, we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible. In order to avoid a possible threat of homelessness, the Jobcenter may be able to take over existing or arising rent debts. However, you must apply for the Jobcenter to take over your rent debt. As a rule, it will only be taken over if it is justified and, for example, the loss of housing is imminent. It is also important for the takeover that the living space is appropriate.