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- Local Housing Allowance
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Local Housing Allowance
The Local Housing Allowance scheme (LHA) was introduced in April 2008.
IMPORTANT: From 1 January 2012 there have been changes affecting single claimants under the age of 35. From April 2012 the Local Housing Allowance rates will be frozen for a year.
Please see the relevant document, from the menu on the right hand side, for information on the scheme.
Details of changes to the scheme, being introduced from 1 April 2011, are also available from the menu on the right as well as provisional information on the proposed changes being introduced from 1 January 2012.
From April 2011 local housing allowance is being capped so the that the maximum any household will receive in any area for each size of property will be:
£250.00 for 1 bedroom; £290.00 for 2 bedroom; £340.00 for 3 bedroom; £400.00 for 4+ bedroom
The maximum amount of local housing allowance you can receive will be the 4 bedroom rate even if your family requires larger accommodation.
Follow the link in left hand menu to find find out more about Bexley's local housing allowance safeguarding policy.
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