Are you or your partner unable to share a bedroom because of a disability?
Do you and your partner sleep in separate bedrooms because of this?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then from 1 April 2017 the help you get with your rent may be able to take account of this.
An extra bedroom can be taken into account when working out how much Housing Benefit to pay, if a couple are unable to share a bedroom because of a disability. The local authority must be satisfied that you and your partner cannot reasonably share a bedroom due to your disability and that a spare bedroom is available in the household for that use.
In some cases, this could result in an increase in Housing Benefit, however all your circumstances would need to be considered to decide whether you can get more money. This will include whether you or your partner are entitled to certain disability benefits.
So, if you think that you might be entitled to help with the cost of an additional bedroom as you and your partner are unable to share (due to disability) please speak to an advisor on 0300 5558100.