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Local Housing Allowance current room rates

See Local Housing Allowance. There are two separate Broad Rental Market Areas in Eden. These are called 'North Cumbria' and 'West Cumbria', which applies to the Threlkeld area. For more information on Broad Rental Market Areas.

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 Local Housing Allowance that your Housing Benefit will be based on.

Room rates for 2018-2019

North Cumbria

Number of Bedrooms Weekly Amount Calendar Monthly
1 bedroom shared facilities £58.90 £255.23
1 bedroom self-contained £80.55 £349.05
2 bedrooms £94.39 £409.02
3 bedrooms £112.77 £488.67
4 bedrooms £141.24 £612.04

West Cumbria

Number of Bedrooms Weekly Amount Calendar Monthly
1 bedroom shared facilities £65.15 £282.32
1 bedroom self-contained £79.24 £343.37
2 bedrooms £92.05 £398.88
3 bedrooms £104.89 £454.52
4 bedrooms £134.02 £580.75

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

Please note this is the maximum amount of Local Housing Allowance you will get. Your actual benefit may be less, depending on the amount of money you have coming in. It also depends on other adults (non-dependants) apart from your partner, who live with you.

Use the online bedroom calculator if you need help working out the number of bedrooms that you will need.

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