ITV News viewers have been commenting on our report about the human cost of the 'bedroom tax' on our Facebook page. Here is a selection:
I know elderly people in four bedroom houses that are not affected. I know these elderly people have raised their kids in these homes and they hold lots of memories but ... me and my husband have five children and live in a three bedroom house and have four girls age ranging from 15 to 4 and I desperately need bigger accommodation.
I think it is fair in a lot of ways! I'm in a house private[ly] rented wanting a social housing house for my family. Why should my mum have one when we have all moved out? I do think it should be means tested and only affect those who really are living in space they can live without...
It is all very well people ... saying that anyone who has a spare room should move out to a smaller property. But where are the smaller properties? There aren't any!
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.