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How much LHA will I get?

The LHA rate is the rent figure used to work out the tenant's housing benefit.

If the claim is based on the LHA rate applicable for the month the benefit claim is made. This rate will usually not change for 12 months unless there is a change in the number of bedrooms required. The amount of benefit they get will depend on their income, savings and circumstances. There is no change to the benefit entitlement rules.

 

If a tenant decides to move into a property with a rent that exceeds their LHA, they will need to make up the difference themselves. But if their rent is below their allowance their claim will be assessed on the actual rent they are charged.