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Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates

The LHA rate used to work out your Housing Benefit will depend on how many people are in your household.

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Most properties within the Dover district have 'Dover rates' but some come under 'Canterbury'.

Dover rates valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023

Number/type of roomsWeekly amountMonthly amount
Shared accommodation £65.00 £281.67
1 Bedroom £100.11  £433.81
2 Bedrooms £132.33  £573.43
3 Bedrooms £172.60  £747.93
4 Bedroom £207.12 £897.52

Canterbury rates

Some rural properties are treated by the Valuation Office Agency as being in the Canterbury area. Some properties in the following areas may qualify for the Canterbury rate of Local Housing Allowance:

  • Ash
  • Aylesham 
  • Goodnestone
  • Nonington 
  • Preston
  • Richborough
  • Shatterling
  • Staple
  • Stourmouth
  • Wingham
  • Woodnesborough

Canterbury rates from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023

Number/type of roomsWeekly amountMonthly amount
Shared accommodation £78.59 £340.56
1 Bedroom £136.93 £593.36
2 Bedrooms £182.96 £792.83
3 Bedrooms £224.38 £972.31
4 Bedrooms £287.67 £1,246.57

 

If you would like information on LHA rates for earlier periods, please contact us.

Please note: If you are single and under 35 years old and do not have a dependant or non-dependant living with you as part of your household, you will only be entitled to the shared room rate. Single claimants aged 35 years old and over, care leavers under 22 years old and childless couples will qualify for the one bedroom rate of LHA, but only if they have either exclusive use of two or more rooms, or exclusive use of one room, a bathroom, a toilet, and a kitchen or facilities for cooking.

If you have a change in your circumstances you must let us know as soon as possible.