Housing benefit, adapted housing and common sense

Housing benefit changes and disabled people

The implications of the stringent government cuts and the consequent impact on Housing Benefit are likely to effect disabled people very badly. Research indicates that over 100,000 disabled people living in specially adapted homes may have to In particular, the rules will impact on social homes with one unused bedroom which would lose up to 15% of housing benefit under the new rules, and up to 25% for two unoccupied bedrooms.

Surely the government should think again, not least because of the obvious, common sense due diligence point that if a disabled person living in adapted housing has to move, in many cases that person, if forced to move, will need to have their new property adapted in the same way at cost !

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