If you're under 35, single and don't live with any dependants, you can only get the Local Housing Allowance shared room rate.
The amount of benefit you can get may be affected by:
- any money you have coming in
- any savings you have
- how much your rent is
- if you share paying the rent with someone else
- if you require another room for a non-resident carer
- if you get certain Disability Living or Attendance Allowances
- if you're a former resident of a Homeless Hostel
- if you get support from Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
- if you're a joint tenant (contact us for more information)
- if you're severely disabled (extra rules apply)
- if you're a care leaver under 22 (extra rules apply)
- Go to the LHA and the rate we pay page to check our rates.
- Marcus is single. He is aged 28.
- He is entitled to one bedroom for himself. As he is under 35, he is entitled to the Local Housing Allowance shared room rate.
If you claim benefit you can only get it for yourself and your family. If you share a property with someone who isn't part of your family, your benefit may be reduced. This is because we may expect them to pay towards your rent.