The spare room subsidy allows one bedroom for each person or couple with the following exceptions.
Foster carers will be allowed one extra room, as long as they have fostered a child or become an approved foster carer within the last 52 weeks.
Children under 16 of the same gender are expected to share.
A disabled tenant or partner who needs a non-resident overnight carer will be allowed an extra room.
Children under 10 are expected to share, regardless of gender.
Parents with adult children in the armed forces (or reservists) who normally live with them will be able to keep the bedroom when they are deployed on operations.
Department for Work and Pensions
More top news
Packington Moor Farm shop in Lichfield, will finally close its doors today after 30 years of trading, because it lies in the path of HS2.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing explosives following a serious assault in Leicester.
Police are urgently appealing for information on the whereabouts of 29-year-old Gemma Newell, who disappeared from hospital.