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LHA rates for those aged 35 or over

If you're 35 or over, single and don't live with any dependants, and

you live in:

  • a self-contained property (you have your own room plus your own bathroom, toilet, and kitchen or facilities to cook e.g. a one bedroom flat).
  • shared accommodation (but have two or more rooms (bedrooms or living rooms) that no-one else can use)

your benefit will be based on the one bedroom LHA rate.

If you live in:

  • shared accommodation (unless you have two or more rooms (bedrooms or living rooms) that no-one else can use).

your benefit will be based on the LHA 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
  • you're severely disabled (extra rules apply)
  • you're a joint tenant (contact us for more information)

Non-dependants

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.

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