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Our reception at Bridgwater House is currently closed, but Council services remain operational. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing customer.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk

The reception area will reopen to members of the public on Monday 4th October 2021 at 8:45am.

Local Housing Allowance Rates


The Local Housing Allowance was introduced from 07/04/2008.

 The below rates became effective from April 2020 and remain correct for 2021/22.

Broad Rental Market Area

 

Shared Room

1 Bed

2 Bed

3 Bed

4 Bed

Mendip

Weekly

£75.00

£111.62

£143.84

£179.51

£230.14

(Monthly)

£325.89

£485.02£625.02£780.01£1000.01

Taunton & West
Somerset

Weekly

£84.50

£103.56£136.93£164.55£207.12

(Monthly)

£367.17

£449.99£594.99£715.01£899.99

Weston-Super-Mare

Weekly

£99.06

£109.32£138.08£172.60£212.88

(Monthly)

£430.44

£475.02£599.99£749.99£925.01

 

To work out the Local Housing Allowance that will be used to calculate your benefit you need to follow these steps:

  1. Decide which of the 3 Broad Market Rental Areas your property is in (you can click on the map to see a larger image). 
  2. Work out how many bedrooms your household is allowed (see below). 

By household we mean:

  • You
  • Your partner
  • Dependent Children - not including foster children
  • Non Dependants - for example adult children, parents etc. 
  • Boarders and sub-tenants

You are allowed one bedroom for:

  • Every adult couple (married or unmarried)
  • Any other adult aged 16 or over
  • Any two children under age 10
  • Any two children of the same sex aged under 16
  • Any other child.
  • A non resident carer providing overnight care to you or your partner

The only exceptions to these rules are:

  • Single Person under 35 - will always receive the Shared Room rate regardless of the type of property they occupy unless they are entitled to the Severe Disability Premium in their Applicable Amount .
  • Single People over 35 - will only receive the Shared Room rate if they live in shared accommodation
  • Childless Couples - will only receive the Shared Room rate if they live in shared accommodation.
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