Why will 4 out of every 5 disabled households not get a bedroom tax DHP?
1. Government say there are 660,000 bedroom tax households in total
2. These 660,000 households get £500m taken away from them with the bedroom tax
3. 420,000 of these 660,000 bedroom tax households are disabled households
4. Therefore bedroom tax takes £318m from these disabled households.
5. Government gave councils £25m for bedroom tax DHPs
6. Government announced further (conditional) £35m of DHPs
7. Total bedroom tax DHP is £60m (£25m + £35m)
If ALL of this £60m is spent ONLY on disabled then this £60m has to cover a reduction of £318m.
So 4 out of 5 disabled tenants will not get a DHP to pay their bedroom tax