Bedrooms and under occupancy

Carers, recently bereaved, expectant parents

If you have an extra bedroom for an overnight carer, your benefit may not have been cut as a result of your carer's bedroom.

If you have a extra bedroom that is only used by carers during the day, or for medical purposes, you will not be entitled to housing benefit for this bedroom.

There are also exceptions for people who have too many bedrooms because of a recent bereavement.

If you are pregnant and have an empty room ready for your unborn child, your benefit will be reduced until your child is born.