Charlotte Carmichael and her husband Jayson
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Spare room claimant: 'We will have to appeal'

Disabled families have lost a court challenge to housing benefit cuts for people with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.

The government has said cutting housing benefits for those who live in social housing that is too big for them will save over half a billion pounds a year.

One claimant, Charlotte Carmichael, from Southport, has spina bifida and needs a special bed which she cannot share with her husband - who is also her carer. Mrs Carmichael spoke to the BBC's Jenny Hill.

  • 30 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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