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What is Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

What is Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the new way of working out the maximum Housing Benefit you can get from 7th April 2008.

Who will LHA Apply to?

Everyone who claims Housing Benefit from 7th April 2008 will have their Housing Benefit worked out using LHA.

LHA will not affect you

  • if you rent from the Council or a Housing Association;
  • if your tenancy started before 1989
  • if you rent a caravan;
  • if you live in a hotel or hostel.

If you are already receiving Housing Benefit, the rules will not change until you

  • change address;
  • temporarily stop claiming.

For Further Information Contact

Revenue Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000