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Local housing allowance rent levels

If you live in privately-rented accommodation and are entitled to Housing Benefit the amount you receive will be worked out using the local housing allowance rates.

The amount of benefit you get depends on:

  • who lives with you
  • where you live
  • how much money you have coming in
  • what savings you have
  • how much rent you pay
  • your age

Local housing allowance rates 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

  • Category S1, 1 bedroom (shared accommodation) - £90.56 per week
  • Category B1, 1 bedroom (self-contained accommodation) - £135.78 per week
  • Category C2, 2 bedrooms - £159.95 per week
  • Category D3, 3 bedrooms - £184.11 per week
  • Category E4, 4 bedrooms - £264.66 per week

The maximum rate is four bedrooms, even if a household would be entitled to more than four.

Calculate how many bedrooms you are eligible for

Number of bedrooms allowed

The number of people who live with you is used to work out how many bedrooms you're entitled to. You’re entitled to one bedroom for:

  • every adult couple
  • any other adult aged 16 or over
  • any two children aged under 10
  • any two children of the same sex aged under 16
  • any other child (under 16)

Single people under 35

A single person under 35, with no dependants, will only be entitled to the one bedroom (shared accommodation) rate.

Additional bedroom

An additional bedroom may be allowed for registered foster carers, non-resident overnight carer, disabled couples or a severely disabled child who is unable to share with another child.

You can only have a maximum of four bedrooms allowed under the size criteria.

If you are unsure about how the size criteria may be measured for your household, contact us.

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