Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules

How we usually pay Local Housing Allowance

We usually pay you not your landlord. You cannot choose to have your rent paid direct to your landlord because you prefer it or because it's more convenient.

We can only pay your LHA into your bank account.

We cannot pay into a post-office card account.

We make payments at the end of the period they are for (in arrears).

We can pay you every four weeks or every two weeks, whichever is best for you.

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

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