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Housing benefit changes from 1 April 2011: Increased payments to disabled people who need overnight care

If you claim local housing allowance and you or your partner are disabled and need a carer - who doesn't normally live with you to stay overnight, you may qualify for an extra bedroom

To do this you will need to contact your local council and ask them to review your housing benefit claim. To justify the extra bedroom you will need to show:

 

  • You have the extra bedroom in your home available for the carer to use
  • Care is need
  • Care is provided


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