Social Sector Size Criteria (Bedroom Tax)
Tenants who under-occupy their property by one bedroom and are in receipt of Housing Benefit will have their housing benefit reduced by 14%. Those who under-occupy by two or more bedrooms and are in receipt of Housing Benefit will have their benefit reduced by 25%.
- Tenants of working age (16-61 years old) in receipt of full or partial housing benefit
Tenants Not Affected:
- You or your partner receives Pension Credit’s.
- You do not under-occupy your property
However, under the NI Mitigations Package the Government has agreed to cover the reductions in Housing Benefit for those affected by this change until 31st March 2020.
More Info: Learn more about changes to Housing Benefit