Local Housing Allowance

How long will my Local Housing Allowance last for?

How long will my Local Housing Allowance last for?

Once your Local Housing Allowance has been calculated, it applies from the start date of your claim and lasts for one year unless a review is triggered by one of the following:

  • a change in your circumstances which affects the category of the dwelling you are entitled to, for example, a child sharing a bedroom reaches 16, someone joins or leaves the household and this changes the number of bedrooms you need;
  • a death in the household; or
  • a change of address.

Providing there have been no changes in your circumstances, our benefit assessors will automatically recalculate your Local Housing Allowance claim after one year of payment. The new benefit will be based on the

 Local Housing Allowance rate in force at the time.