Paying for housing with benefits

If you are on a low income, you may be entitled to Universal Credit or Housing Benefit.

There is more information on GOV.UK about paying for private housing with benefits.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to calculate how much Housing Benefit you may get if you rent private housing.

Current LHA rates for Birmingham

LHA rates from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
Number of bedrooms Category Weekly amount Monthly amount
One bedroom with shared facilities A £78.61 £341.58
One bedroom self-contained B £159.95 £695.02
Two bedrooms C £172.60 £749.99
Three bedrooms D £189.86 £824.99
Four or more bedrooms E £253.15 £1100.00

Use the benefits calculators on GOV.UK to find out how much benefit you may be entitled to.

Page last updated: 20 June 2024

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