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.


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