What is Local Housing Allowance?

Changes in your circumstances and Local Housing Allowance

Once you are in receipt of Housing Benefit, the relevant LHA rate used in the calculation will continue until the next annual review. Your benefit will then be based on the LHA rate in force at that time, which may be the same, lower or higher than your previous rate.

However, if there is a relevant change we must review it sooner. A relevant change is one of the following:

  • A relevant change in your Rent
  • A change in the number of bedrooms you are entitled to (for example, someone moves out of your home)
  • A member of your household dies
  • You move to another address