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LHA Under occupancy and more then 2 children

 

Barbara Knight
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Please help, away from home and the books and I need to check the following scenario.
Lone parent pregnant with child number 3. She lives in a 3 bedroom private rented property (and currently under occupied). Will she get the 3 bedroom LHA rate when number 3 arrives. I fear not, but am I right?
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Jon Blackwell
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For HB the 2-child limit only affects the applicable amount - it won’t make a difference to the bedroom calculation.

     
Barbara Knight
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Thank you, that’s what I’ve been saying since April and suddenly thought I was completely wrong!