Whats LHA for 2 people sharing a 5 bedroom house?!?!

Am confused by how many bedrooms this would count as, or is it still somehow counted as the house share value?

Thanks.

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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 17,721
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    If they are a couple then it's 1 bedroom rate.

    If they are single people then it will depend on whether they are claiming housing benefit or housing element of UC and whether they are under 35, or 35 and over.
  • If single people its either 1 bedroom or sharer rate then?
    Thanks.
  • HillStreetBlues
    HillStreetBlues Posts: 3,079
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 11:21PM
    If single people its either 1 bedroom or sharer rate then?
    Thanks.
    Yes for each person, but you need to answer the questions asked by poppy to get an full answer on which one.
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  • ones on benefits, think disability, other currently unknown. 
  • ones on benefits, think disability, other currently unknown. 
    Is that every bit of info you have?  as it's hard to advise when being drip fed info, as advice changes depending on the actual circumstance.
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  • https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/ to find the monetary rate for their area once they know which rate applies to each.

    There is also a bedroom calculator function on that page which should tell them whether they get the 1room or shared rate.
  • poppy12345
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    ones on benefits, think disability, other currently unknown. 

    That doesn't help. Also drip feeding information isn't helping either. My advice is to either ask them to post here theirself or they need to get some advice from an agency near them. It's impossible to give any advice based on the limited information you've given.
  • !!!!!! sorry, both over 40.
  • poppy12345
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    !!!!!! sorry, both over 40.

    If claiming housing element of UC then it's 1 bedroom rate LHA each. If claiming housing benefit then it will be shared rate of LHA.
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