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Cardiff resident's outrage over 'bedroom tax' confusion

There are warnings that the so-called 'bedroom tax' is causing widespread confusion, as thousands of people who thought they were liable to pay it are discovering they're not. The Department for Work and Pensions says it is looking into the matter.

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Thousands may be exempt from paying 'bedroom tax'

Anyone who has been in their home since before 1996 does not have to pay the subsidy. Credit: PA

It is estimated that 5,000 people in Wales who are paying a spare room subsidy could - and should - have been exempt.

Under the rule, anyone who has been in their home since before 1996 and has continually claimed housing benefit does not have to pay the subsidy.

A spokesperson for the Department of Work and Pensions say they are looking at the issue carefully and will take any necessary action.

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