Local Housing Allowance

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Local Housing Allowance is used to calculate new claims for Housing Benefit for tenants renting accommodation from a private landlord. It also affects tenants already getting Housing Benefit who move into accommodation rented from a private landlord.   If you live in council accommodation or other social housing, Local Housing Allowance will not affect you.

Local Housing Allowance rates for Argyll and Bute from 1st April 2014

Number of bedrooms

Category

Weekly amount

Shared room rate

1 bedroom

2 bedrooms

3 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

S1

B1

C2

D3

E4

£59.00

£84.00

£103.85

£119.10

£173.08

Local Housing Allowance rates for Argyll & Bute from April 2013

Number of bedrooms

Category

Weekly amount

shared room rate
1 bedroom
2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms

S1
B1
C2
D3
E4

£60.46
£80.77
£103.85
£117.92
£173.08

To find out how to work out which Local Housing Allowance rate applies to you, see our leaflet, HB(LHA)2 Working out your Local Housing Allowance, for more details about this. To get this from us, or if you have any queries about Local Housing Allowance, you can:

Remember that this leaflet is a guide only. It is not meant to say exactly what your legal rights are. While we have tried to make sure that the information in this leaflet is correct at the date shown on the cover, it is possible that there may be incorrect information or some ideas may be oversimplified. Also, please remember that the information in this leaflet is likely to become less accurate over time because of changes to the law.