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I’m looking to apply for housing benefits in the near future, and I am unsure as to what LHA rate I would be awarded with my current benefits and employment which I will explain below.
Currently, I am 20 years old and will be 21 in February, 2018. I work part-time, up to 16hrs and earn less than £120 a week (so staying within the limit). I am in receipt of ESA (support group), so I earn £125.05 a week from that, and also PIP, the daily living component - standard rate, being £55.65/per week.
So I tried to do some research myself and according to the information I found, I would be able to get the 1 bedroom rate, and be paid the maximum housing allowance. Now I’m not sure if that is right, which is why I am asking on here, and I’m aware of the benefit cap too so it got me thinking.
I hope all this information provided to you, is clear and understandable. If you need anymore information on me, just let me know and I’ll be happy to provide that.
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read and respond to this post.