Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is used to work out Housing Benefit for tenants who rent privately.
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The LHA rate is the maximum amount that you can receive. How much you get is usually based on (at the date of the claim):
- where you live
- your household size
- your income - including benefits, pensions and savings (over £6,000)
- your circumstances
The rates then change if a relevant change of circumstance occurs and will be revised on 1 April each year.
As Housing Benefit (HB) is a means tested benefit, proof of all income and capital is still required to enable an assessment of Housing Benefit to take place.
Where you live:
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