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Local Housing Allowance

Why was the Local Housing Allowance introduced

Local Housing Allowance was introduced in order to give tenants more choice in where they live and its fairer too. This is because with LHA:

  • You are entitled to the same amount of benefit as people in the same circumstances as you
  • You can find out how much benefit you can get before you rent a property
  • You can decide how much of your benefit you want to spend on renting a property
  • You will usually get your benefit paid to you. It is up to you to pay the rent to your landlord
  • You will find out about your benefit more quickly than before
  • You will be able to shop around with your allowance

Last updated Monday, 28th September 2015

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