Bed Room Tax does not apply for “continuously entitled to Housing Benefit since at least 1 January 1996”

“For claimants to come within paragraph 4(1)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Consequential Provisions Regulations, they must have been continuously entitled to HB since at least 1 January 1996 and occupied the same dwelling since that date, save for any period where a fire, flood, explosion or natural catastrophe has rendered the property uninhabitable.”
From: Housing Benefit bulletin U1/2014: Removal of the spare room subsidy – Published 9 January 2014

Official – DWP announce pre-1996 position is true and thousands have had bedroom tax imposed in error!

Bedroom Tax: Pre 1996 claims exemption.