'Bedroom tax' exemption in certain child disability cases

We're issuing new guidance to local authorities to inform them that a family will keep their spare room subsidy where their child's disability means they cannot share a bedroom.

– Department for Work and Pensions spokesman

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'Bedroom tax' concessions

Foster parents and Armed Forces personnel who receive housing benefit will be exempt from the controversial so-called "bedroom tax". It comes after an exemption for families whose children's severe disability means they cannot share a bedroom.