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Room rates

There has been a further revision to LHA rates, as announced by the government on 27 March 2020. The new rates are shown below.

Claims will be recalculated with these new amounts during the weekend Saturday 4 April to Sunday 5 April 2020.

Revised Rates from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Local Housing Allowance rates amount that can be awarded based on number of rooms

Number of bedrooms

Category

Weekly amount

Monthly amount

1 bedroom with shared facilities

A

£67.00

£291.13

1 bedroom self contained

B

£120.82

£524.99

2 bedrooms

C

£143.84

£625.02

3 bedrooms

D

£155.34

£674.99

4 or more bedrooms

E

£195.62

£850.02

Citizens will initially receive notifications based on the previous government uprated figures below. They will subsequently receive a further letter based on the revised rates above.

Initially advised LHA rates 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Number of bedrooms

Category

Weekly amount

Monthly amount

1 bedroom with shared facilities

A

£58.31

£252.68

1 bedroom self contained

B

£103.57

£448.80

2 bedrooms

C

£129.79

£562.42

3 bedrooms

D

£138.27

£599.17

4 or more bedrooms

E

£176.36

£764.23

Rates valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Local Housing Allowance rates amount that can be awarded based on number of rooms

Number of bedrooms

Category

Weekly amount

Monthly amount

1 bedroom with shared facilities

A

£57.34

£248.47

1 bedroom self contained

B

£101.84

£441.31

2 bedrooms

C

£127.62

£553.02

3 bedrooms

D

£135.96

£589.16

4 or more bedrooms

E

£173.41

£751.44

These rates show the maximum amount you can be awarded – the actual benefit you receive may be less depending on the amount of money you have coming in and if other adults (other than your partner, if you have one) live with you.

The maximum LHA rate payable is for 4 bedrooms, regardless of how many bedrooms you actually have.