Current Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates

If you rent privately we use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, set by the government, to work out your Housing Benefit.

In Adur and Worthing different LHA rates apply to different areas:

If you are not sure you can check your postcode using the Directgov website.

Note: If you're single and under 35 years of age, you will usually only get the shared 1 bedroom accommodation rate.

Since April 2011 LHA rates have been calculated based on the '30th percentile' of rents.

However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Government has increased LHA rates from April 2020 as shown below.

Brighton & Hove BRMA
(includes Adur east of the River Adur)

Weekly LHA rates for Brighton & Hove BRMA
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2020 £98.96 £184.11 £230.14 £276.16 £390.08
April 2019 to March 2020 £82.66 £157.61 £204.20 £237.19 £349.54
April 2018 to March 2019 £82.66 £153.02 £198.25 £230.28 £339.36
Monthly LHA rates for Brighton & Hove BRMA
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2020 £430.00 £800.00 £1,000.01 £1,199.98 £1,694.99
April 2019 to March 2020 £359.18 £684.85 £887.30 £1,030.65 £1,518.83
April 2018 to March 2019 £359.18 £664.91 £861.44 £1,000.62 £1,474.60

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Worthing BRMA
(includes Adur west of the River Adur)

Weekly LHA rates for Worthing BRMA
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2020 £71.50 £143.84 £184.11 £223.23 £287.67
April 2019 to March 2020 £69.19 £123.66 £157.61 £190.85 £253.38
April 2015 to March 2019 £69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
Monthly LHA rates for Worthing BRMA
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2020 £310.68 £625.02 £800.00 £969.99 £1,249.99
April 2019 to March 2020 £300.65 £537.33 £684.85 £829.29 £1,101.00
April 2015 to March 2019 £300.65 £520.26 £663.09 £802.92 £1,066.00

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Contact Details

Need assistance? Get in touch:

Adur Benefits

Telephone01273 263444 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Worthing Benefits

Telephone01903 221062 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Page last updated: 19 November 2020