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Rates

The tables below show the amount of local housing allowance (LHA) payable on a weekly basis. This depends on which Broad Market Rental Area (BRMA) you reside in.

2018 to 2019 rates

Table showing Local Housing Allowance rates for 2018 to 2019

Broad Market Rental Area

Shared Room

1 bedroom

2 bedrooms

3 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

Reading

£81.14

£153.02

£193.98

£221.79

£315.12

Blackwater Valley

£79.72

£141.24

£176.56

£210.7

£312

East Thames Valley

£76.27

£156.05

£199.74

£244.89

£334.43

2019 to 2020 rates

Table showing local housing allowance rates for 2019 to 2020

Broad Market Rental Area

Shared Room

1 bedroom

2 bedrooms

3 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

Reading

£81.14

£157.61

£199.8

£228.44

£315.12

Blackwater Valley

£79.72

£145.48

£176.56

£210.7

£312

East Thames Valley

£78.56

£160.73

£205.73

£252.24

£334.43

The actual amount of LHA will depend on the following factors:

  • the number of people who occupy your household
  • the Broad Market Rental Area that you reside in and
  • the amount of income, capital and non dependants you have

One bedroom is allowed for: 

  • every adult couple or single adult
  • any other adult aged 16 or over
  • any 2 children of the same sex under 16
  • any 2 children who are younger than 10
  • any other child (a 'child' is someone under 16)

The shared room rate applies where the claimant: 

  • is single and less than 35 years old, and
  • not receiving the severe disability premium, or
  • is a member of a couple with no dependant children, and not renting accommodation with at least 1 bedroom with exclusive use of a bathroom, toilet and kitchen, or
  • has exclusive use of 2 or more rooms, and
  • not receiving the severe disability premium
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