This easy calculator enables you to see
the effect of the April 2013 changes to Housing Benefit for
tenants in the social rented sector. The changes will reduce the
amount of Housing Benefit paid where the dwelling occupied has more
bedrooms than are needed – according to the the UK government
– by the people who are living there.
If you (or your
partner) are of pension age (61 or older at the moment) then you are
not affected by these changes. If you have both rent and a
mortgage to pay under a 'shared ownership' scheme, or live in supported
exempt accommodation, then you are also not affected.
of the armed forces, who live in the household but may be absent
for long periods on active service, should be included in the numbers