Foster carers are among the people who are likely to be hit by what critics have dubbed the government's 'bedroom tax'.
Under the new guidelines, any extra bedrooms in foster carers' home will be regarded as spare rooms, even if they are occupied by children in their care.
ITV News' Correspondent Sejal Karia reports:
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.