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Current Room Rates for Local Housing Allowance

There are 2 separate Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMA's) in Eden. These are called North Cumbria and West Cumbria which applies to the Threlkeld area. For more information on BRMA's see Local Housing Allowance.

Local Housing Allowance is based on the number of your bedrooms that your household requires. It is important that you correctly work out the number of rooms you need and therefore the rate of LHA that your housing benefit will be based on.

Room Rates for 2014/2015

North Cumbria

Number of Bedrooms Weekly Amount
1 bedroom shared facilities

£58.32

1 bedroom self contained

£80.77

2 bedrooms

£93.46

3 bedrooms

£111.92

4 bedrooms

£139.84

West Cumbria

Number of Bedrooms Weekly Amount
1 bedroom shared facilities

£62.62

1 bedroom self contained

£78.46

2 bedrooms

£92.31

3 bedrooms

£103.85

4 bedrooms

£132.69

Allow one bedroom for:

  • Every adult couple (married or unmarried)
  • Any other adult aged 16 or over
  • Any two children of the same sex aged under 16
  • Any two children regardless of sex aged under 10
  • Any other child (under 16)

Most single claimants under 35 years old will only be entitled to the 1 bedroom shared LHA rate.

Single claimants over 35 years old and couples with no dependent children will be entitled to the 1 bedroom self contained LHA rate providing they have exclusive use of other facilities such as a living room, kitchen or bathroom.

If the rent you pay is higher than the above LHA rate then your Housing Benefit will be calculated using the LHA rate. If your rent is lower that the LHA rate then your benefit will be calculated using your rent.

Please note this is the maximum amount of LHA you will get, your actual benefit may be less depending on the amount of money you have coming in and if other adults (non dependents) apart from your partner live with you.

You can use the online bedroom calculator (opens in new window)if you need help working out the number of bedrooms that you will need.

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