Bedroom tax rules cut help with the rent for council and housing association tenants. Discretionary housing payments help some to make up a shortfall. The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefits if you are out of work.
In April 2013 the benefit cap was introduced cutting the housing benefit received by many working age claimants. The bedroom tax was also introduced reducing the housing benefit of many working age council and housing association tenants
The benefit cap places an upper limit on the total amount of benefits that can be claimed, affecting many families and single parents
The bedroom tax reduces the housing benefit of working-age council and housing association tenants when the council decides you have one or more spare bedrooms
Discretionary housing payments (DHP) could help you if you get housing benefit but can't afford to pay all your rent. Payments are usually for a short time