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Is the amount of housing element based on how many bedrooms you have or how many you're entitled to?

blubutterphie
blubutterphie Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 5 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone

I was wondering if anyone knows if the amount you get for housing element on universal credit is based on:

a ) the LHA rate for your area based on how many bedrooms you actually have in your house
or
b ) the LHA rate bedroom rate you are entitled to based on the number of people

This is for private renting.

To give a context, if you have three bedrooms in your house, but are entitled to four beds based on the number of people living in the house, do you get the LHA for 3 or 4?

Many thanks in advance for any help ☺️

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