Lisa and Brett live in a two bedroom property in Essex and fear they will be affected by the 'bedroom tax'.
Under the new rules, they would be classified as a couple and would only be entitled to one bedroom. To stay in their current home they would have to pay £80 per month for the second bedroom.
ITV News' reporter Sejal Karia visited them at home to find out why their 'spare' bedroom is much more than a luxury:
A disabled woman and her partner have written to a minister urging a rethink on plans to cut benefits for tenants deemed to have spare rooms
The benefit cut for social housing tenants will put 'unbearable' pressure on families with a disabled child.
Bedrooms in some foster homes will be classified as vacant, but the government insists funding for foster carers will be protected.