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Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates for Bridgend

April 2015 to March 2016

Important Changes to Local Housing Allowance

From April 2013 LHA rates will be uprated on a yearly basis. This is due to a change in legislation and will allow the rates to be uprated by the Consumer Price Index.

Uprating of LHA in line with the CPI figure will bring stability and ensure expenditure in the private rented sector is contained at a reasonable level.  It will also bring HB into line with the annual uprating of other benefits and the integration of housing support within Universal Credit.   
   
This means that from April 2015 all LHA rates will be set annually at the lower of:

  • The previous LHA rate uprated by the previous September’s CPI or
  • The 30th percentile of local market rents in the previous September.   

Local Housing Allowance rates for Bridgend County Borough

Number of bedrooms Category Weekly amount
shared room rate
1 bedroom
2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms

A
B
C
D
E

£57.50
£80.55
£103.56
£115.06
£149.59

To find out how to work out which Local Housing Allowance rate applies to you can use the room calculator on the Rent Service website https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk.   Or you can contact us direct by:
 
• ringing your Housing Benefit department on 01656 643396
• visit your Housing Benefit section at Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend
• email us at benefits@bridgend.gov.uk 

Remember that this information is a guide only. It is not meant to say exactly what your Benefit entitlement will be and please ensure that if you are subject to the benefit cap to take this into account.

Last Updated: 17/02/2015
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