FOI release

Statistics on Housing Benefit Local Housing Allowance recipients assessed under the shared accommodation rate in Scotland

Statistics on Housing Benefit Local Housing Allowance recipients assessed under the shared accommodation rate by Scottish local authority.

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FOI response about Housing Benefit Local Housing Allowance (LHA) recipients assessed under the shared accommodation rate by local authority in Scotland in December 2009, December 2010 and December 2011.

Single people aged under 35 can only get Housing Benefit for bed-sit accommodation or a single room in shared accommodation. This is called the shared accommodation rate and was previously known as the single room rate.