If you live in the Leeds area, have a low income and pay rent for your property to a private landlord you may be able to claim Local Housing Allowance
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is paid if a tenant rents from a private landlord in Leeds applies for housing benefit and is eligible.
Applying for Local Housing Allowance?
You need to fill in a benefits claim form (PDF 2.94MB)
which can be found in the Documents
section (click to expand it). You can also get a form from any one stop centre. To find your nearest one stop centre enter your postcode in Where I Live.
Local Housing Allowance payments
The first payment of LHA on a new claim is normally made in the form of a cheque made payable to the landlord and sent to your address. The first payment is usually made this way because it can be for a higher amount than the usual four weekly payment so it makes sure you do not fall into arrears.