Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
rates are set by the Rent Officer, who works for the Department of
Work and Pensions.
Are you aged 25 to 34, live alone and rent private accommodation or
thinking of renting private accommodation?
The government is making a change to the way Housing Benefit is
calculated for single people aged 25 to 34, living alone and
renting private accommodation.
read about this important change to Housing Benefit, which
could affect you from 1 January 2012.
The table below shows the rates we will use to calculate the
maximum possible Housing Benefit (HB) for people affected by the
LHA. HB claims made, or treated as made, in a certain month will be
based on the appropriate LHA rate for that month.
We explain how to decide which LHA rate would apply in 'Working out
the Local Housing Allowance'.
||April 2012 to March 2013
||April 2013 to March 2014|
From April 2012, LHA rates will be updated annually instead of
monthly. From 4 April 2011, the maximum LHA is the 4 bedroom
The LHA came into force on 7 April 2008.