How many bedrooms do you need?

Please note:

· If you are aged 61 or over the current changes will not affect you.

· This calculator is only a guide and specifically relates to the
  numbers of bedrooms in your household. It does not cover any
  other changes in relation to the Welfare Reform such as Benefit Caps.
  If you are affected you will have already been contacted by
  Stevenage Borough Council.

· If another adult is living in your house, you will still
  be counted as having a spare bedroom
  for the purposes of calculating your Housing Benefit.

· From 15th May 2012, local authorities should allow an extra bedroom
  for children who are unable to share because of their severe disabilities.
  In order for this change to be considered claimants will be required to
  submit medical evidence to support their request

Questions

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Please complete the form to see if you will be affected.

As you have no spare rooms you will not be affected by the changes.

According to the new rules you have 1 spare bedroom
 and will lose D23 pounds per week.

I'm affected, what can I do? Read our Benefits Page
 for some suggestions.

According to the new rules you have 2 or more spare bedrooms
 and will lose D24 pounds per week.

I'm affected, what can I do? Read our Benefits Page
 for some suggestions.