Manchester City Council

Benefits & Support Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules

An extra room for a carer

If you (or your partner) need and receive regular overnight care from a carer who does not live with you, you are allowed an extra bedroom in the LHA calculation, up to a maximum of four bedrooms.

As well as needing overnight care you (or your partner) must either:

  • get Attendance Allowance (AA) or the middle or highest-rate care part of Disability Living Allowance (DLA); or
  • if you do not get either of these benefits, give us information and evidence such as a letter from your doctor confirming the need for regular overnight care.

See more details about how many bedrooms we count to decide your LHA rate.

To claim Local Housing Allowance or find out what you are entitled to use our online form.

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