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Local Housing Allowance

Make a claim

If you are a private tenant renting a property or room from a private landlord and you are on a low income, you may be able to claim and receive Local Housing Allowance:

To make a new claim please complete the Housing Benefit and Council Tax support form

Calculate your benefit

Get an estimate of the benefit you may receive using our Benefits calculator.

Room calculator

Use our Room Calculator for an instant calculation to show how many bedrooms you are entitled to.

If you are a Council or social housing tenant and receive housing benefit, use the Room Calculator to see if your house is considered too big for your needs. This will affect the amount of housing benefit you can claim.

If you are a pensioner these rules don't apply.


Local Housing Allowance rates for 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019 for tenants of private landlords living in North Tyneside

Number of bedrooms Weekly amount Calendar monthly amount
Shared Accommodation / Under 35 rate £60.00 £260.71
1 Bedroom £90.90 £394.98
2 Bedroom £103.56 £449.99
3 Bedroom £115.07 £500.01
4 Bedroom £149.59 £650.00

Further information

For further information please visit GOV.UK, or download the document below.

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