Last updated: 22 February 2023

How Local Housing Allowance works

Most tenants of private landlords who claim Housing Benefit get Local Housing Allowance (LHA). The LHA rate is based on:

See our Local Housing Allowance page to find out more.

Single people under 35

If you’re single, under 35, and live in private housing, your Housing Benefit is limited to the market rent for one room.

This is called the shared accommodation rate.