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Benefit claimants launch legal battle over bedroom tax

Issue No. 2354

Ten claimants began a legal challenge against the bedroom tax on Wednesday of last week. 

They all come from households that include a disabled person. 

They say that the bedroom tax discriminates against disabled people who need extra space to store equipment, have a carer overnight or have children whose impairment stops them sharing a room.

Over two thirds of households affected by the bedroom tax include a disabled adult.

Judges heard evidence last week. 

After they have ruled, a second judicial review is set to challenge the bedroom tax’s application to the children of separated parents.

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