Renfrewshire Council

Housing Benefit

What Housing Benefit is, Local Housing Allowance (LHA), who can apply, how much you could get, how to apply, how you're paid, if your circumstances change, appealing your Housing Benefit claim.

What Housing Benefit is

If you're unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits, you may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help to pay your rent.

Housing Benefit does not cover costs for heating, electricity or other household bills.

If you're Council or a Housing Association tenant, you could get help with rent and also with some service charges.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

If you're a private tenant, you could get help for some or all of your rent. This is called Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and the amount you get depends on the area you're living in, and the number of rooms you need.

The weekly Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates from April 2024 to March 2025 in Renfrewshire are:

  • 1 bed shared accommodation £82.85
  • 1 bedroom £92.05
  • 2 bedrooms £120.82
  • 3 bedrooms £138.08
  • 4 bedrooms £253.15

You can find out more about Local Housing Allowance (LHA) on the MyGov.Scot website.