How much will you get

The amount of benefit is worked out by looking at:

  • how much money you have coming in
  • your personal circumstances
  • the amount of rent you have to pay
  • the amount of savings you have
  • the type of landlord you have

Local Housing Allowance rates for the area you live in.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Rates

If you rent from a housing association, we look at the rent you pay.

If you rent from a private landlord, LHA rates will apply.

You can work out how many bedrooms your household needs under LHA at gov.uk.

Weekly LHA April 2020 to March 2021

  Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
Bolton and Bury 66.74 90.90 110.47 136.93 184.11
Wigan 61.33 80.55 103.56 114.84 155.34
Central Lancs 66.50 90.90 115.07 132.33 182.96

Monthly LHA April 2019 to March 2020

  Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
Bolton and Bury 290 394.98 480.02 594.99 800.00
Wigan 266.49 350.01 449.99 499.01 674.99
Central Lancs 288.96 394.98 500.01 575.01 795.00