Guidance

Removal of the spare room subsidy

Factsheet for claimants of Housing Benefit explaining new rules from April 2013.

Documents

Welsh: Removal of spare room subsidy – Housing Benefit claimant factsheet

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Welsh RTF: Removal of spare room subsidy – Housing Benefit claimant factsheet

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Detail

New rules for Housing Benefit were introduced in April 2013 for working-age people living in social housing. Some claimants will have their Housing Benefit reduced as a result, and will have to make up the shortfall themselves.

This factsheet is for claimants and explains the detail of the new rules and why they have been introduced. It also sets out options to help you meet any shortfall in your benefit, and provides links to further online help.

This factsheet was previously published in December 2013. It was updated in January 2014.