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Bedroom Tax. Question

ricky1040ricky1040 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
hey all,  

Does your rate of pip have any bearing on exclusion from bedroom tax reduction. My CAB rep told me she thinks that enhanced daily living mean i am excluded. I cant find any info to back this. Any one know if this is correct? Before i call them and they make me feel silly. 

Ricky

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,977 Disability Gamechanger
    A PIP award doesn't exclude you from the bedroom tax unfortunately. A PIP award will exclude you from the benefit cap only. If you're renting from social housing and you have a spare bedroom then the bedroom tax will apply to you. You can apply for a discretionary housing payment (DHP) for this you'll need to speak to your local council and ask them to send you a form.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • ricky1040ricky1040 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Yea i get the dfc payment. But it ends at some point just thinking of the future and going on the advice i was given. Thanks for filling in the blanks poppy
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