Bedroom Tax victory for carer mum and disabled son in Islington

Friday, November 22nd 2013

An Islington mother and her severely disabled adult son were helped by Islington Law Centre to win their appeal against the Bedroom Tax. 

Margaret and Steven Rose live in a flat in Holloway which has a bedroom for each and a box room for equipment that Steven needs for his daily care. For this room, which the Department of Work and Pensions regarded as surplus to requirement, they faced a reduction in their benefits of up to £30 per week. 

With the help of Helen Sheldon and Lorna Reid of Islington Law Centre, Margaret and Steven were able to challenge this penalty and carry on with their lives. 

If you are affected by the Bedroom Tax, please seek advice through your local Law Centre or other available organisations, as you may be able to challenge it.