I recieve middle rate care DLA, my daughter is 11 and recieves higher rate DLA care. I am moving to a new area and I cannot understand how much housing benefit I will get. I am moving before April when I understand the rules change.
My problem is that I need a 5 bed house, one room each for me, my sister and my three girls. I think that the youngest two girls are expected to share but my youngest child is severely autistic and cannot share under any circumstances. Is it correct that we will only get a 4 bed allowance? To make matters more complicated, I cannot find a 5 bed but can find a 4 bed where the main bedroom is very big and I could share with the older girl. The cost is much more than is allowed for a 4 bed but would be covered by the 5 bed allowance.