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bigaxedwarf
bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
How much housing element would we   get we  live 3 bed house able to share a room would it be 25% or 14% only. 2 of us 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    More information is needed to be able to advise. Are you privately renting or social housing?

    Who is the person you live with, your partner? child or someone else? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    Yes it my partner we rent privately 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Then you would only be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance. You can see the rates here https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    The percentages you used refer to the bedroom tax for spare bedrooms when renting from social housing. They don't apply when renting privately. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    Okay thank you I got a message saying does my disability prevent me from sharing a room at night I share a room with my partner so I assumed different 
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    So what happens on renting privately 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Okay thank you I got a message saying does my disability prevent me from sharing a room at night I share a room with my partner so I assumed different 
    It is possible to claim for an extra bedroom if you or your partner are claiming a disability benefit and are unable to share a room because of your health condition. It depends on the reasons why you’re unable to share.

    So what happens on renting privately 
    Sorry but I’m not sure what you mean by that. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    I'm just very confused we live in private rented 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 12
    Help with the rent when privately renting is based on the local housing allowance for the area you live. As there's only yourself and your partner you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance. You can see the rates in the link I posted above but you'll need to put either the local Authority or the postcode into that link. (please don't put that information on here) 

    If you're living in a 3 bedroom house there will highly likely be a shortfall of rent, which you will need to pay yourself. 

    You maybe entitled to an extra bedroom for the reasons I mentioned here. If entitled then you will receive the 2 bedroom rate instead of the 1 bedroom rate. 
    It is possible to claim for an extra bedroom if you or your partner are claiming a disability benefit and are unable to share a room because of your health condition. It depends on the reasons why you’re unable to share.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    I get both high rates of pip but I am able to share a room with my partner 
  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 300 Pioneering
    I get both high rates of pip but I am able to share a room with my partner 
    In which case you will receive the LHA rate for a 1 bedroom as Poppy has explained. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    I get both high rates of pip but I am able to share a room with my partner 
    Then you need to answer this question with a "no"

    I got a message saying does my disability prevent me from sharing a room at night I share a room with my partner so I assumed different 
    Claiming PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to an extra bedroom. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bigaxedwarf
    bigaxedwarf Community member Posts: 73 Listener
    Thank you so will they give me one bed rate I haven't a clue with all these % 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    The percentages are irrelevant when you're privately renting. They are for those that are renting from social or council housing because they are the spare bedroom deductions. 

    As you're privately renting it will be the 1 bedroom rate of LHA that you're entitled to. See link.https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/ any shortfall of rent, you will be responsible for paying it. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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