Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Bedroom tax hits disabled hardest

THE so-called "bedroom tax" has a disproportionate impact on disabled people, as many have been found to have a so-called "extra" bedroom, in spite of requiring it because of their disability.

For example, they may need extra space to store disability related equipment, or for short-term carers.

We are urgently calling on the Government to get rid of the "bedroom tax" for disabled people. This would prevent more disabled people from suffering financially as a result of their disability.

RICHARD KRAMER

Deputy chief executive, Sense

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