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Rates

The table 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. The government has frozen these rates from April 2016 for the next 4 years.

Table showing the weekly rates of local housing allowance

Broad Market Rental Area

Shared room

1 bedroom

2 bedrooms

3 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

Reading

78.78

153.02

188.33

221.79

315.12

Blackwater Valley

79.92

141.24

176.56

210.70

312.00

East Thames Valley

75.51

151.50

193.92

244.89

334.43

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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

Contact Information

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