This is the method of working out the maximum housing benefit entitlement a private tenant can receive.
More information can be found on the Scottish Government website.
You are allowed one bedroom for:
You can find out how many bedrooms you are eligible for using the bedroom calculator.
An additional room may be awarded in some circumstances.
Someone who meets our safeguard criteria may have difficulty managing their money.
Usually Local Housing Allowance is paid to the claimant but we can pay it directly to the landlord if we decide a claimant meets our safeguarding criteria.
If you have more than 8 weeks rent arrears, you can request that payment is made directly to your landlord using our LHA Safeguard Request Form (Rent Arrears) [218kb]. Please also see our Privacy Statement relating to this form.