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Local Housing Allowance rates

Local Housing Allowance and you: what is LHA?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a way of working out Housing Benefit for people who rent from a private landlord; find out more.

Local Housing Allowance rates 2017/18 (for Local Housing Allowance benefit claims from 1 April 2017)

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (weekly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£66.32 £100.05 £126.31 £139.84 £187.14

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (monthly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£288.18 £434.74 £548.85 £607.64 £813.17

There is no change in LHA rate for 2017; figures remain as they were for 2016.

 * rate payable for single claimants under the age of 35, as detailed on the DWP web page.

Local Housing Allowance rates 2016/17 (for Local Housing Allowance benefit claims from 1 April 2016)

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 (weekly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£66.32 £100.05 £126.31 £139.84 £187.14

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 (monthly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£288.18 £434.74 £548.85 £607.64 £813.17

There is no change in LHA rate for 2016; figures remain as they were for 2015.

 * rate payable for single claimants under the age of 35, as detailed on the DWP web page.

Local Housing Allowance rates 2015/16 (for Local Housing Allowance benefit claims from 1 April 2015)

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 (weekly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£66.32 £100.05 £126.31 £139.84 £187.14
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 (monthly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£288.18 £434.74 £548.85 £607.64 £813.17
 * rate payable for single claimants under the age of 35, as detailed on the DWP webpage.

Previous Local Housing Allowance rates

Local Housing Allowance rates 2014/15 (for Local Housing Allowance benefit claims from 1 April 2014)

1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 (weekly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£63.77 £99.06 £125.06 £138.46 £185.29
1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 (monthly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£276.34 £429.26 £541.93 £599.99 £802.92
 * rate payable for single claimants under the age of 35, as detailed on the DWP web page.

Local Housing Allowance rates 2013/14

1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (weekly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£61.32 £98.08 £123.82 £138.46 £183.46
1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (monthly rates)
Shared room (under 35) rate* 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate
£265.72 £425.01 £536.55 £599.99 £794.99

* rate payable for single claimants under the age of 35, as detailed on the DWP web page.

Local Housing Allowance rates - 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013

April 2012 to March 2013
Shared room rate 1 bedroom rate 2 bedroom rate 3 bedroom rate 4 bedroom rate 5 bedroom rate
£60.00 £98.08 £121.15 £137.31 £183.46 N/A
LHA rates are fixed for a 12 month period (1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013) and will not change during the year.