Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the way we work out your maximum Housing Benefit if you're a private tenant. The amount of benefit you get will depend on the number of bedrooms you need.
LHA rates are set annually in April by the Rent Service and are based on local rents. We have 3 Broad Rental Market Areas - Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale - and the rates for each of these areas may differ slightly.
A further increase in Local Housing Allowance rates has been announced and we will publish the new figures here when they are available.
Local Housing Allowance rates
From 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Rochdale and Pennines
|Up to 31 March 2021||Single person|
under 35, shared rate
Calculate how many bedrooms you're eligible for under Local Housing Allowance.
How LHA is paid
We'll pay LHA directly into your bank account unless you're more than 8 weeks in arrears or we consider you to be unable to manage your own payments.
It's your responsibility to pay the full rent to your landlord.