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Tenant at my benefits c/o address needs to claim HB themselves – now what?
Since I was homeless my ESA/PIP claim has been registered at a friend’s address, it’s a c/o address but the DWP post doesn’t say c/o. The friend who rents it now (sole tenant) now needs to claim housing benefit via Universal Credit due to a downturn in their finances.
Would my legacy claim being at that address jeopardise theirs for HB (which I never claimed) or vice versa? Or could they just claim and say at the form that I don’t live there and it’s just a c/o address?
I could potentially move my DWP address to a different part of the country (London to Bristol) but am concerned this will be ‘natural’ rather than ‘managed’ migration i.e trigger me being forced onto Universal Credit. Thanks for any advice on this.
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