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70 year old FIL - will he lose TS/HB/CT if working son returns to live at home


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hi I'm posting on behalf of my father in law. he is on benefit he get housing, council and income support he is in his early 70s, his son has just moved back in after his relationship broke down he works full time. what my father in law wants to know and is worried about is whether he has to inform the benefits agency that his son is now living there. any advce would be appreciated thanks in advance :)

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Its better to be safe than sorry - some of the premiums on income support and pension credit can be affected by someone else living in the property. Housing and council tax benefit are definately affected by someone else living there.

You should tell the DWP and the local council

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father in law is a worrier and son only been there one nite so reckon they will prob be back together by end of week but if it looks like it gonna be a permanent thing then will tell him to notify the benefits agency save any fussing about telling them of a change and then having to change again if he then goes back with partner. thanks

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Yes, I think if it is only going to be a few days then there would be no need to worry.

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A non dependent deduction would be applied to the housing benefit and council tax benefit. How much would depend on how much the so earns weekly (gross). The rates are in the 'Current Benefit Rates' sticky at the top of this forum.

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