The rules allow for one bedroom for: Following a recent Court of Appeal judgment those whose children are said to be unable to share a bedroom because of severe disabilities will be able to claim Housing Benefit for an extra room.The Local Authority will assess the individual circumstances of the claimant and their family and decide whether it is inappropriate for the children to share a room.
The Government’s Welfare Reform Bill was passed through Parliament in March 2012 bringing with it a raft of changes to the whole structure of the benefits systems and the way payments are made.
We know that many of you will be worried about what this could mean for you and your family.
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He wasn’t alone either as he’d brought along his family – Mrs Claus and Elfie.
They made guest appearances at the concert’s “Family Fortunes”.
Our own Vernon Kay – Mr Andrew Deans (Head Boy) – introduced this famous family to a packed hall.
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More information on applying to the Scottish welfare Fund can be found on the Scottish Borders Council website or by contacting Marion or Sue.
From April 2013 if you have one or more ‘spare’ bedrooms in your property the maximum rent on which you can claim Housing Benefit may be reduced by: 14% if you have one spare bedroom or 25% if you have two or more spare bedrooms.
The Claus family then compered the first half of the evening – a traditional Christmas concert.