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Bedroom tax

byeck823byeck823 Member Posts: 2 Listener
hello i'm a single parent living in a 3 bedroom house i've took disabled and my son is probably going to live with my oldest son. i'm paying bedroom tax for one bedroom. can anyone tell me if i will have to pay for the other room to. and if yes how much will it be ? thank's for any advice. Peter  

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @byeck823

    Good Morning & Welcome to our Online Community/family.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    My good friend Poppy will be able to help you with your question.

     Hi @poppy123456

    Sorry but I have just come across this post & I was hoping that you can “shed some light” on it for me???

    @steve51
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,841 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @steve51 for the tag.

    Hi and welcome @byeck823 if you have 2 more spare bedrooms then you will lose 25% of your entitlement. You could apply for a discretionary housing payment (DHP) from your local council but there's no guarantee you'll receive this and it's only paid for a short period of time before you have to reapply. If you apply for this then i'd advise you to get some help filling out the form because it's very complex.



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  • byeck823byeck823 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you. I'm also house bound so turned one room in the a small gym for exercise. would that come in to my favour ? 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,841 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. No, unfortunately, it's still classed as a bedroom.
    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.
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