Local housing allowance

Local housing allowance is the way we work out how much housing benefit private tenants (vs housing association tenants) can get to help pay their rent. It is usually paid direct to the person claiming.

The amount you receive will depend on the rates for where you live (broad market area), how much you earn and your savings, as well as how many people live with you. 

Please use the benefits calculator to find out what you could be entitled to.