Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is payable to claimants who live in private rented accommodation.

With Local Housing Allowance, you will get the same amount of benefit as people in the same circumstances as you, regardless of the type of property you live in. You can find out how much Local Housing Allowance you can get before you rent a property, then this amount is paid directly to you.

Wolverhampton Local Housing Allowance Rates from 1 April 2024

Number of rooms



Shared room rate  £73.64 £319.98
1 bedroom £113.92 £495.01
2 bedroom £143.84 £625.02
3 bedroom £172.60 £749.99
4 bedroom £212.88 £925.01

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Please note that the Shared Room Rate applies to most single people under 35 years of age whether or not they live in self-contained accommodation. It also applies to single people over the age of 35 and living in shared accommodation.