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Local Housing Allowance - current rates

Local housing allowance - current rates

You can calculate the number of bedrooms you will be allocated using the bedroom calculator on the Valuation Office Agency's website.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, until 31 March 2016, based on bedrooms only:

Number of bedrooms Doncaster Grimsby Scunthorpe
Shared* rate £55.12 £53.50 £53.50
One bedroom £78.08 £75 £74.59
Two bedrooms £93.23 £92.05 £92.05
Three bedrooms £103.56 £99.04 £104.89
Four bedrooms £143.84 £129.47 £134.02

 

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017, based on bedrooms only:

Number of bedrooms Doncaster  Grimsby Scunthorpe
Shared* rate £55.12 £52.50 £53.50
One bedroom £78.08 £75 £74.59
Two bedrooms £93.23 £92.05    £92.05
Three bedrooms £103.56 £99.04 £104.89 
Four bedrooms £143.84 £129.47 £134.02

* This applies to most people under the age of 35 with no dependants and most people or couples who choose to live in shared accommodation with no dependants.

The rate will be dependant on the type of accommodation you require. This is a means tested benefit and the rates shown are the maximum entitlement.

The LHA rates are reviewed annually and may change on the 1 April each year. 

More information about LHA can be found at the Valuation Office Agency website. 

Local Housing Allowance to be up rated by Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Anniversary dates will only be changed once a year, in April, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI). 

Contact details

benefits@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 297000
Fax: 01724 296104

Or write to:

Benefits   
Hewson House
Station Road
Brigg
DN20 8XB 

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 20/07/2016
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