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According to the government's impact assessment, almost two thirds of tenants affected by the so-called "bedroom tax" are from households that contain someone who is disabled.
- 660,000 social housing tenants to be affected by 'bedroom tax'
- 420,000 of these households contain someone who is disabled
The government says that anyone hit by the "bedroom tax" in April will be able to apply for Discretionary Housing Payments to help. However, these payments will not be available to everyone:
The National Housing Federation says funding for the payments is capped at £30 million and this is not ring-fenced.
Only foster carers and disabled people are eligible.
Payments are granted at the discretion of local authorities.
When the funding is gone, it's gone.
To find out more on the 'bedroom tax', read the article 'What is the government's controversial 'bedroom tax'?
Wendy Morrison, from Aspley in Nottingham, has told ITV News Central that the new so called "bedroom tax" will have a big impact on her family.
She lives in a council house with her 12-year-old daughter and says she'll have to pay an extra £650 a year and may also have to consider moving house.
A mother from Nottingham says she may have to move house because of government changes to housing benefit for people who have a spare bedroom.
Wendy Morrison, from Aspley in Nottingham, lives in a council house with her 12-year-old daughter Codie.
She's had a spare room since her elder daughter left home. Under the new so-called "bedroom tax", she says she'll have to pay an extra £650 a year.
The tax will mean families who rely on housing benefit and live in houses with unused or spare bedrooms will be classed as under-occupying. The will result in a loss of the housing benefit they receive and will have to make up the difference themselves to pay their rent.
You can read more on the "bedroom tax" story on the ITV News National website.
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Protests will take place across cities in the Midlands against the government's "bedroom tax" which will affect thousands of households.
A Midlands council is drawing up a petition against the so-called "bedroom tax", saying it will hit more than 6000 of its tenants.