Julie and Keith have lived in their two-bedroom house for eight years. Julie has breast cancer and Keith was a soldier, medically discharged after he was shot. Their health conditions mean they each need a bedroom. Under bedroom tax, however, the second room is classed as spare and they now have to make up a rent shortfall of £40 per month. Keith says, “We can’t afford it and we don’t live in a house that is under-occupied. We don’t have a spare room but we are being charged for one. The bedroom tax doesn’t apply to pensioners, but I am a war pensioner.”

Source: http://figr.es/s071