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#837751 - 17th Nov 2013 2:35pm 2 Bed Room Housing Allowance
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Hi any one no what is the 2 Bedroom max Housing Allowance for 2 Adults and one Child under 16 please

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#837756 - 17th Nov 2013 3:04pm Re: 2 Bed Room Housing Allowance [Re: Avongirl]
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Local Housing Allowance Rates
The Rent Service has provided Wirral Council with the following Local Housing Allowance rates, which are effective from 1 April 2013 and will not change for 12 months.

These rates will be used for calculating all new claims from 1 April 2013.

Number of bedrooms
Shared accommodation rate

(including single under 35's)

1 2 3 4
Weekly LHA rate () 64.90 86.54 103.85 126.00 141.51
Monthly LHA rate () 281.23 375.00 450.00 546.00 613.21
The rates shown above relate to the number of bedrooms required by the household (for example, if a household needs 3 bedrooms their Housing Benefit will be based on the 3 bedroom rate regardless of how many bedrooms the property actually has). The maximum bedroom allowance for Local housing Allowance is 4 bedrooms, even if you need 5 bedrooms or more.

Bedroom allocation is as follows:

One bedroom each for:

every adult couple
any other adult aged 16 or over
any 2 children of the same sex
any 2 children regardless of sex under age 10
any other child (includes foster child/children of approved foster carer)
non resident carer
A bedroom is allowed for a non resident carer who stays overnight on a regular basis to look after a person who requires care in their home and is in receipt of either Disability Living Allowance middle or higher rate or Attendance Allowance. A spare bedroom must be available to qualify for the additional room rate.

A room is allowed for a foster child, provided there is a spare room available and you or your partner are approved foster carers.

Sons,daughters, step-sons and step -daughters in the armed forces who live with their parents will still continue to have a room allocation if they are away from home when deployed on operations.
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