Local Housing Allowance

Who cannot get Local Housing Allowance?

Who cannot get Local Housing Allowance?

You cannot get Local Housing Allowance if:

  • you are a private tenant who is already getting Housing Benefit, (unless you move or have a break in your claim, on or after 7 April 2008);
  • you are a tenant of a housing association;
  • you are living in bed and breakfast accommodation;
  • you live in a caravan, mobile home or house boat;
  • your tenancy started before 1989; or
  • you live somewhere where you are provided with care, support or supervision.

Local Housing Allowance may not apply if your rent includes an amount for meals. The rent officer will decide if this applies to your rent.