Changes in the law will affect families like the Carmichaels
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Disabled families await housing benefits cuts ruling

The High Court is to rule on whether cuts to housing benefit for social housing residents with spare bedrooms discriminates against disabled people.

Lawyers for 10 families brought a judicial review over the lower payments for people in homes deemed too large.

They say the change - called a bedroom tax by critics - breaches their clients' human rights because they need the extra space for health reasons.

Ministers say it helps control welfare costs and frees up social housing.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 30 Jul 2013
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