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Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Rates

Please note that with effect from April 2011 the Government have introduced new legislative changes affecting Local Housing Allowance which may affect the information provided below. Find out more about these changes.

The table below shows the Local Housing Allowance rates for Aberdeenshire. This is the maximum weekly amount of housing benefit available if you live in private rented accommodation. The amount you receive may be less depending on your income and the number of bedrooms you are allowed depends on who lives with you.

If you are under 35 and living alone, the maximum amount you can receive is for 1 bedroom with shared facilities.

To find out which Local Housing Allowance rate applies to you please contact us.

View previous months rates.

Local Housing Allowance

01 April 2012 to

31 March 2013

Postal Code Areas

AB10 - AB36, AB39, AB41 - AB54

Postal Code Areas

DD9 - DD10

Postal Code Areas

AB55 - AB56

Shared facilities




1 Bedroom

£121.15 (£524.98cm)

£76.15 (£329.98cm)


2 Bedrooms

£150.00 (£650.00cm)

£103.85 (£450.02cm)

£109.62 (£475.02cm)

3 Bedrooms

£167.31 (£725.01cm)

£133.85 (£580.02cm)

£129.23 (£560.00cm)

4 Bedrooms

£213.46 (£924.99cm)

£180.00 (£780.00cm)

£160.38 (£694.98cm)