LHA Information for customers single and under 35 years of age.
The government is to extend the age group for single young people who can only claim a shared accommodation rate to help with their rent rather than being able to claim for self contained one bedroom accommodation.
This means that you if you are single with no dependent children you will only be entitled to receive the lower rate of Housing Benefit for a room in shared accommodation.
From January 2012 onwards customers under the age of 35 with no dependent children will be awarded the shared accommodation rate applicable at the time of application.
The current relevant Local Housing Allowance rates are available on the Daventry District website and are regularly updated.