Local housing allowance

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Local housing allowance rates determine the amount of financial support you will get towards your rent if you are eligible for financial support and rent in the private rented sector.

New rates are published by the government each year and run from 1 April to 31 March each year. Indicative LHA rates for 2024/2025 have been published which will come into force from 1 April 2024.

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

Find out more about how local housing allowance rates are calculated on the government website

We recommend you use a benefits calculator to find out what you could be entitled to.