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Monthly Quiz: February 2022

This month it was all about mixed age couples and the bedroom tax..

Question:
February's competition question was:

This month our question is about Housing Benefit and mixed age couples who have a 'spare' bedroom...
Which of these statements is true?

1.  Mixed age couples who receive 'pension age' Housing Benefit are not subject to the bedroom tax, but mixed age couples who get 'working age' Housing Benefit are subject to the bedroom tax.

2.  Mixed age couples who receive Housing Benefit are not subject to the bedroom tax. It does not matter which type of HB; whether it is 'pension age' or 'working age' HB, there is no bedroom tax deduction under either type of HB for a mixed age couple.

The answer: Statement 2 is correct

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