Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a Housing Benefit for people on a low income who rent privately from a landlord. We will work out whether you can claim Local Housing Allowance when you make a claim for Housing Benefit.
Local Housing Allowance rates are based on the number of bedrooms required by you and those in your household. Under normal rules you are entitled to 1 bedroom for
- Every adult couple who are married or unmarried
- Any other person over 16
- Any 2 children of the same sex aged under 16
- Any 2 children aged under 10
- Any other child
- Carer/s providing regular overnight care
You can find out how many bedrooms you may be entitled to on the Valuation Office Agency website.