Government rules determine how many bedrooms you need for the size of your household.
The rules allow one bedroom for:
A Bedroom may also be allowed for:
- disabled claimant or partner
- disabled child
- disabled non dependant
All of your circumstances will need to be considered including whether the disabled person is entitled to certain disability benefits.
If you have more bedrooms than you need for your household, the rent used to work out your housing benefit will be reduced by:
If you are concerned you could be affected please contact your housing provider in the first instance.
You can also contact Stockton Welfare Rights Service or Stockton District Advice and Information Service.
Extra help is available for those on housing benefit who are struggling to pay their rent. Find out about Discretionary Housing Payments.