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- Pensioners have always been exempt
- Approved foster carers, so long as they have fostered a child, or become an approved foster carer in the last 12 months
- Adult children who are in the Armed Forces but who continue to live with parents
- Severely disabled children should be allowed a room of their own if their condition makes it unreasonable for another child to share with them
A day of action will take place tomorrow against the Government's 'bedroom tax' proposals.
A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said:
Campaigners against the Government's controversial 'bedroom tax' will take to the streets tomorrow across the UK in protest.
Under the proposals, housing benefit payments will be reduced for tenants in council or housing association properties with empty bedrooms.
Critics of the 'tax' say it will hit disabled people the hardest as many of them have not been included in the exemptions announced by the Department for Work and Pensions earlier this week.
Some foster carers and families containing someone who serves in the Armed Forces will no longer be affected by the measure.