Local Housing Allowance rates 2015 – 2016

Local Housing Allowance rates will be fixed for a 12 month period from 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2016.

For the purpose of establishing the Local Housing Allowance Rate, we have to work out the room level your family needs.

You are entitled to one bedroom for:

  • every adult couple (married or unmarried)
  • any other adult aged 16 or over
  • any two children of the same sex aged under 16
  • any two children regardless of sex aged under 10
  • any other child.

However if you share your accommodation you may only be entitled to a shared room rate unless you need more rooms for your family. If you are single, under 35, have no children and are not classified as severely disabled, YOU WILL BE entitled to a SHARED ACCOMMODATION rate, even if you do not share.

The maximum Local Housing Allowance rate you can receive is a 4 bedroom rate.

Please click on the links below or in attachments to find the Local Housing Allowance Rates.

Landlord Direct Payments Application for Local Housing Allowance 

From April 2012, Local Housing Allowance rates will be fixed for a 12 month period and will not change during the year. (01 April 2012 - 31 March 2013).

 Please use this link for Local Housing Allowance Rates from March 2011 - March 2014