Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules

Your LHA area

Manchester has two LHA areas, based on postcodes.

 

 

 

Southern Greater Manchester
All M22 postcodes
Most M23 postcodes, except those in Central Greater Manchester 
Some M19 and SK8 postcodes

Central Greater Manchester
All other Manchester postcodes 
Some M23 postcodes

 

 

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets the LHA rates every year. If you know the postcode you can check a rate for any address at the VOA website.

 

Local Housing Allowance rates 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Southern Greater Manchester rates

Number of bedrooms Weekly LHA rate Four weekly LHA rate Monthly LHA rate
Shared accommodation £59.58 £238.32 £258.18
1 bed £102.25 £409 £443.08
2 bed £128.19 £512.76 £555.49
3 bed £151.78 £607.12 £657.71
4 bed £200.09 £800.36 £867.06

Central Greater Manchester rates

Number of bedrooms Weekly LHA rate Four weekly LHA rate Monthly LHA rate
Shared accommodation £67.20 £268.80 £291.20
1 bed £101.98 £407.92 £441.91
2 bed £119.98 £479.92 £519.91
3 bed £133.32 £533.28 £577.72
4 bed £186.47 £745.88 £808.04

 

If you move house, or someone moves into or out of your home,  tell us straight away as we will need to check your LHA rate again. Use our online form:

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