Local Housing Allowance Rates

CATEGORY 1st April 2017 1st April 2017
SHARED ROOM WEEKLY £57.34 CALENDAR MONTHLY £249.16
ONE ROOM WEEKLY £83.78 CALENDAR MONTHLY £364.04
TWO ROOMS WEEKLY £97.81 CALENDAR MONTHLY £425.01
THREE ROOMS WEEKLY £114.00 CALENDAR MONTHLY £495.36
FOUR ROOMS WEEKLY £149.59 CALENDAR MONTHLY £649.22

The Benefits Section will decide how many bedrooms your family will need, according to the Housing Benefit rules.

One bedroom is allowed for each of the following.

  • A couple
  • Someone who is over 16 years old
  • Two children of the same sex under the age of 16
  • Any two children regardless of sex aged under 10
  • Any other child under 16

The above is used to calculate your 'maximum rent'. Your actual Housing Benefit entitlement is still based on your amount of income and savings so you may not get the full rate of Local Housing Allowance.

If you need any further advice please contact the Benefits Section on 01429 284188 or E-mail benefits@hartlepool.gov.uk