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 get one of these:
- Attendance Allowance (AA)
- The middle or highest-rate care part of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- The standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), or
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
If you don't get one of these benefits you must give us 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.