If you have one or more ‘spare’ bedrooms you may be affected by these changes.
Under the new rules, if you have more bedrooms than the UK Government says you need, you lose part of your housing benefit.
If you have one ‘spare’ bedroom your housing benefit is cut by 14 per cent of your full weekly rent. If you have two or more spare bedrooms, you lose 25 per cent.
You have to make arrangements to pay Merthyr Valleys Homes the difference between your housing benefit and your rent.
Affected by the Bedroom Tax
Contact us for information and advice. We may be able to help you to claim a Discretionary Housing Payment or in some cases claim a “bedroom exemption”.
T: 0800 085 7843 or 01685 727772