Bedroom entitlement calculator

The maximum amount of Housing Benefit you could receive will depend on the number of bedrooms you are entitled to.

To find the right number of bedrooms (up to the maximum of 4 for Local Housing Allowance) for you, just select the circumstances which describe you (and your family, if any) on the lists below and let the program work it out.

      and click to display the bedrooms for you   

An explanation of the bedroom rules for household groups:

One bedroom for each of the following "people units", counting each person only once, in the first group they match.

  1. A married or unmarried couple living together as husband and wife or a same sex couple in a civil partnership or living as if they have formed one.
  2. Someone who is 16 or over.
  3. Two children of the same sex who are younger than 16.
  4. Two children who are younger than 10.
  5. A child (a 'child' is someone under 16).
  6. If a non-resident overnight carer is required for the claimant, partner or child an additional bedroom could be given (not past the maximum number of four for Local Housing Allowance).
  7. If a member of the household is unable to share a room because of a disability, an additional bedroom could be given (not past the maximum number of 4 for Local Housing Allowance).