If you think you are entitled to an extra room rate for non-residential overnight
care, please complete the application form. If you have any questions please
call the beneﬁts service on 0344 980 3333.
Please note – care provided by other household members (e.g. a partner)
does not entitle you to the extra room rate.
This information is correct at 1 April 2017.
Non-residential carer –
Housing Beneﬁt additional
If you, your partner or dependent child (up to age 20)
require care and have a carer who stays overnight on
a regular basis, you may be entitled to an extra room
rate within the Housing Beneﬁt size criteria.
The following conditions must be met to qualify
for the extra room rate:
• The carer lives at a different
address to your own.
• The carer provides the
required overnight care.
• You have an extra bedroom available for
their use (if you only have one bedroom
you do not qualify for an extra room rate).
Additionally you (or the person receiving care)
• the care component of Disability Living
Allowance at the middle or high rate or
• Attendance Allowance or
• the daily living component of
Personal Independence Payment or
• Armed Forces Independence Payment.
If you (or the person receiving care) do not
receive any of the beneﬁts listed above you will
need to conﬁrm in writing why you qualify for this
type of care.
Please provide evidence from a GP, social
services, mental health worker, etc. to support the
need for an overnight carer.