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Local Housing Allowance Rates

The rate of LHA you can receive depends on the area you're living in and the number of rooms you need. This makes sure people living in the same area as you under the same circumstances get the same amount of support.

Local Housing Allowance Rates - April 2024 to March 2025 Weekly/Monthly

SizePerth and KinrossDundee and AngusForth ValleyFife

1 bedroom with
shared facilities





1 bedroom





2 bedrooms





3 bedrooms





4 bedrooms (maximum)





Please note that although you may live within the Perth and Kinross area, you may fall into a different Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) for Local Housing Allowance purposes. Please see the table below:

Perth and KinrossPH1 to PH10PH15 to PH18KY13
Dundee and AngusDD1 to DD5DD7 to DD11PH11 to PH14
Forth ValleyEH51FK1 to FK23G63
FifeDD6KY1 to KY12KY14 to KY16

You can also search for LHA rates by postcode or by Local Authority. 

If the amount of LHA you get is less than your total rent, you may be able to get a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) otherwise you will have to pay the difference yourself. 

Last modified on 02 April 2024

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