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Bedroom tax

Amarie78 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello the council put me and my daughter into a 3 bed house knowing it will be to big plus the bedroom tax charge is £86 for a bedroom I'm never going to use which with everyone struggling right now I am 1 of them plus £27.00 service charges I'm having to pay aswell nobody seems to be listening to me 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Why did they allow you to move into a 3 bed, if you only needed a 2 bed? Do you claim housing benefit or Universal Credit for help with your rent?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Amarie78
    Amarie78 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    I have no idea why they put me in a 3 bed house as I just came out of an very controlling relationship and was being financially abused aswell I'm on uc but they only pay £523 towards my rent and my rent is almost 700 I have an 9month old little girl to think about aswell I suffer from mental health problems aswell I can't sleep through worrying over money and I don't want to be struggling again like I was wen I was in a relationship 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 586 Scope online community team
    Hi @Amarie78, welcome to the community. I'm so sorry to read you've been struggling with your housing and nobody's been listening to you.

    I hope some of our members will be able to shed some light on what you could try next, but Shelter are often a good place to find advice on these kind of issues too.

    You might find this section on Discretionary Housing Payments useful to read through in case it might apply to you. 

    I'm going to move your post over to our housing section where members might be able to offer some more specific advice, but I really hope things start looking up for you and your little daughter soon :)
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • Amarie78
    Amarie78 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou I hope they do 


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