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    'bedroom Tax' Rules Re-examined

    wiseguy Feb 21, 2013

    1. wiseguy

      wiseguy Chataholic

      Welfare secretary Iain Duncan Smith has instructed officials to "look again" at how the bedroom tax will affect disabled people, the BBC has been told.
      Under the plans, social housing tenants' benefits will reduce if their home has one or more spare bedrooms.
      But charities have told the government that couples who could not share a bedroom because of a disability would be unfairly penalised.
      Mr Duncan Smith said he understood the concerns.
      He said he had has "already issued an instruction" to officials at the Department of Work and Pensions saying, "let's look at this again".
      my wifes parents are in this position, so i hope it goes right
    2. toetapping

      toetapping Chataholic

      I feel it should be reviewed. I have a friend in the UK who her and her husband are going to downsize there home as they can afford to pay the bedroom tax now but what happens as they get older.

      That was the first time I had heard of a bedroom tax.
    3. jnugget

      jnugget Regular Chatter

      mothball it enough said