LHA gives tenants more choice in where they live, and it's fairer too.
The amount of LHA you will get will depend upon
We work this out by taking into account the number of people who live with you, and their ages. We do not count other rooms such as livings rooms, kitchens or bathrooms. The number of bedrooms you are entitled to is then used to work out the maximum LHA rate that applies to you.
The usual rules are that you are entitled to one bedroom for
Other rules that apply:
The maximum bedroom rate that can be awarded is the 4 bedroom rate.
If you find a property you like with a rent which is more than your LHA, you will need to pay the difference yourself.
You will have your benefit paid directly into your bank account.
It is up to you to pay your rent to your landlord. If you don't pay your rent, you may be taken to court and evicted from the property.
In some cases we can consider making payments direct to your landlord where
If you want direct payments to go to your landlord, please write to us giving the details.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000