Housing benefits

You can now receive your benefit notification letters online. You can register for this service by visiting Access my benefit account.

Once you have registered you will be notified of any new award letters that are available to view. Please note you will only be able to view any letters created after the date you have registered.

Local housing allowance

Rates are set by the rent officer on 1 April of each year.

Our rates from  1 April 2023 (PDF) [150KB].

The rates are based on the number of rooms the household needs, not the number of rooms in the property (although this may be the same). If the local housing allowance is more than the rent charged then the housing benefit will be assessed using the actual rent.

See government guidance on Local Housing Allowance.

Older rates

Page last updated: 21 Apr 2023