Housing Benefit - Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

Bedroom Calculator

The Local Housing Allowance Rate (LHA) you are entitled to depends on the number of bedrooms you need. 

You will need one bedroom for each of the following:

  • Every adult couple. 

  • Any other adult aged 16 years old or over.

  • Any two children of the same sex until they are 16 years old.

  • Any two children regardless of sex under the age of 10 years old. 

  • Any other child (someone under 16 years old).

The number of living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms is ignored for the purpose of the size criteria.

Process for getting your LHA rate and using the online Benefit Web Calculator

To find out how many bedrooms you will require in order to determine your level of Local Housing Allowance Rate, please use the LHA bedroom calculator found on the Directgov website by clicking here. 

Use the results from the LHA bedroom calculator to then determine your Local Housing Allowance Rate for the Isle of Wight. 

If you wish to use the Benefit Web Calculator to find out how much Housing Benefit you may be entitled to, you will need to know the Local Housing Allowance Rate for the Isle of Wight. Please click here for current LHA rates.

To access the Benefit Web Calculator, to find out how much Housing Benefit you may be entitled to please click here. Remember to have your LHA rate to hand when using the Benefit Web Calculator.