Number of Bedrooms you are Entitled to
The number of bedrooms you are entitled is based on the number of people who live with you. We do not count other rooms such as a living room, kitchen or bathroom.
The Local Housing Allowance used in your Housing Benefit calculation is calculated using the number of bedrooms to which you are entitled, up to a maximum of four bedrooms.
In some cases, there are some more rules. If you are single and under 35, in most cases, you would only be entitled to the Shared Room Rate.
You can use the following information as a guide to work out how many bedrooms you are entitled to:
- every adult couple (married or unmarried)
- any other adult aged 16 or over
- any two children of the same sex aged under 16
- any two children aged under 10
- any other child
You can use the Bedroom Calculator to work out how many bedrooms can be used in your assessment. Simply complete a form for an instant online estimate of how many bedrooms to which your household is entitled. Remember this calculation is simply an estimate based on the information you supply.