Disabled campaigners against the bedroom tax have begun a three-day hearing at the Court of Appeal to challenge last year's High Court ruling that the implementation of the government's under-occupancy is lawful.{jcomments on}

Last July, three law firms representing 10 claimants argued that the bedroom tax discriminates against disabled social housing tenants.

Though the High Court accepted that the legislation is discriminatory, it ruled that the discrimination was justified as regards disabled adults and therefore lawful.

Since its beginnings, campaigners and lawyers have argued that the bedroom tax discriminates against disabled people where so-called spare rooms are used to store vital equipment, are used by occasional overnight carers or are used by a tenant's partner when their disability means they find it difficult to share a bedroom.

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