Under Occupation Charge

Overview of Benefit:
Tenants who under occupy their property by one bedrom and are in receipt of Housing Benefit will have their benefit reduced by 14%. Those who under occupy by two or more bedrooms and are in receipt of Housing Benefit will have their benefit reduced by 25%.

Tenants Affected:
Tenants of working age (16-61 years old) in receipt of full or partial Housing Benefit.

Tenants Not Affected:
You or your partner receives Pension Credits. You do not under occupy property.