This list is for guidance only. These figures are based on the weekly local housing allowance figures shown. The rent that you are being charged may not be the figure that local housing allowance is based on. • If you have savings or investments up to £6000, we ignore this when we work out your LHA. 2009/10 • If you have savings or investments of £6000.01 to £15,999.99 this will reduce the amount of LHA LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE you are entitled to. • If you have savings or investments over £16,000 you are not eligible for LHA. QUICK GUIDE – PRIVATE TENANTS • If you have people living with you who are 18 years and over, we take a fixed amount from your LHA. The amount we take depends on Greater Glasgow BRMA their circumstances and income. If you want to talk to us about this information you can (Busby, Eaglesham, Giffnock, Clarkston, contact customer services on (monday – friday 8.00am – Newton Mearns, Thornliebank & Muirend) 6.00pm) Telephone: 0141 577 3002 or visit the offices at Barrhead (Main Street) or Giffnock (Eastwood Park) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • The information on this leaflet is for guidance only and is not a statement of the law. We will not be responsible for any loss you may suffer as a result of relying on any information in this leaflet. This leaflet is available in different formats e.g. large print, audio tape and if you require this to be translated into another language we can arrange for an interpreter to discuss the content with you. Please contact customer services on 0141 577 3001. LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE QUICK GUIDE – Greater Glasgow BRMA (82301) These figures are based on the weekly LHA figure shown. The rent you are being charged may not be the figure we base LHA on. If your weekly net income on the quick guide is less than the amount shown in the column relevant to your circumstances, you should apply for benefit. Which Category do you fall into? Approximate weekly LHA rate Shared Room 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms Your net income is all income you receive * £69 * £104 * £127 * £150 * £230 * £276 (including benefits, tax credits and maintenance) less any tax and national weekly weekly net weekly net weekly net weekly weekly net insurance net income income income income net income income Single person under 25 157 Single person over 25 but under 60 170 224 Single parent with one child 243 297 333 Single parent with two children 299 353 389 424 Single parent with three children 356 409 445 480 603 Single parent with four children 412 466 501 536 659 730 Couple over 18 but under 60 207 260 Couple with one child 280 334 369 Couple with two children 336 390 425 461 Couple with three children 392 446 481 517 640 Couple with four children 448 502 538 573 696 767 Single pensioner over 60 236 290 Pensioner couple over 60 304 358 Single disabled person 197 251 Couple Disabled 246 300 Single persons under 25 are entitled to shared room rate only. One bedroom rate for – a couple; someone over 16 yrs; two children of the same sex under 16 yrs; two children under 10 yrs; a child (someone under 16 yrs) From 6 April 2009 the maximum rate of LHA payable will be restricted to the five bedroom rate. * Please note these rates are guidance rates and may change on a monthly basis. For current rates please phone customer services on 0141 577 3002 or access our website at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/lha.