Local Housing Allowance

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What is Local Housing Allowance?

If you are a private tenant renting a property or room from a private landlord and you are on a low income, you may be able to claim and receive Local Housing Allowance. You can claim Local Housing Allowance (LHA) by filling out a Housing Benefit claim.

LHA rates from April 2016
Bedroom rate Rate per week Rate per month
Shared £57.77 £250.34
1 Bedroom £90.90 £393.90
2 Bedroom £104.60 £453.27
3 Bedroom £119.67 £518.57
4 Bedroom £156.00 £676.00
LHA rates from April 2015
Bedroom rate Rate per week Rate per month
Shared £57.77 £250.34
1 Bedroom £90.90 £393.90
2 Bedroom £104.89 £454.52
3 Bedroom £120.82 £523.55
4 Bedroom £156.00 £676.00
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