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Universal credit disability size criteria

If you are not reasonably able to share a bedroom with your partner because of your (or their) disability, you will be allowed an additional bedroom. You (or your partner) must also be getting one of the following benefits:

  • the care component of disability living allowance at the middle or highest rate;

  • attendance allowance at the higher rate;

  • the daily living component of personal independence payment; or

  • armed forces independence payment.

If you have a child who is not reasonably able to share a bedroom because of their disability, you will be allowed an additional bedroom for them. They must also be getting the care component of disability living allowance at the middle or highest rate.

In such a case, the DWP must consider the nature and frequency of the care your child needs during the night, and the extent and regularity of the disturbance to the sleep of the child who would normally have to share the bedroom with them.

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