Housing Benefit - Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

Local Housing Allowance Rates

Local Housing Allowance Rates are based on rents, and limited by legislation. These rents are being paid by people with the same number of bedrooms as the property where you live, or the number of rooms you and your household needs.

The LHA rate you are entitled to depends on the number of bedrooms you need, based on the age, sex and number of occupiers in the household. 

To calculate the number of bedrooms you require, please visit the Directgov website

Local Housing Allowance Rates:

Please Note the weekly LHA rates listed below refer to Housing Benefit payments and the monthly LHA rates refer to Universal Credit payments.

 Category     Room Need             LHA Rate Applicable
 A   Shared room rate   HB weekly: £68.50   UC monthly: £297.65   
 B   1 Bedroom   HB weekly: £93.13   UC monthly: £404.67
 C   2 Bedroom   HB weekly: £121.97   UC monthly: £529.99
 D   3 Bedroom   HB weekly: £149.59      UC monthly: £650.00
 E   4 Bedroom   HB weekly: £184.11   UC monthly: £800.00

 

For more information on Local Housing Allowance rates applicable to you and your family, please visit the Directgov website  .