Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Disabled children exempt from ‘bedroom tax’

The Independent reports that ministers will publish guidance to local authorities today which will allow them to exclude families with disabled children from the reduction in benefits for having a spare room. Iain Duncan Smith told MPs: “As the law stands right now where a local authority agrees that a family needs an extra bedroom because their child’s disability means they are unable to share, the family can be entitled to the spare room subsidy in respect of that extra bedroom.”


The Independent, Page: 22

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