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Hi, my name is Idledays!

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Idledays
Idledays Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited November 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hi 👋   I’ve just joined!  I’m on LCWRA and my son and girlfriend want to move in. He’s not working and not claiming benefits a she is working full time. Will this affect my UC?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    More information is needed for me to be able to advise you. Are you claiming for help with any rent? If so do you claim either PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or ADP daily living?

    Are you claiming single person discount for council tax? As well as council tax reduction?

     
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Idledays
    Idledays Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi. Thanks for replying! 😊. I get single person discount at the moment and then also reduction for low income. I also get PIP - full mobility and standard living 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    You didn’t answer my question about claiming help with your rent.Although there will be no non dependent deductions anyway for your UC because you’re claiming PIP. 

    If you are claiming for help with the rent then you will still need to report the changes. If you’re renting from social housing and you currently have a spare bedroom then you will be entitled to that extra bedroom. 

    If you’re renting privately then you will also be entitled to an extra bedroom.

    You will lose your single person council tax discount. I can’t advise about any affects it may have for your council tax reduction because all local authorities have their own rules. You will still need to make sure you report the changes if they move in with you. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Idledays
    Idledays Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Brilliant thanks. I own my own home so don’t claim for help with rent. They’re prepared to pay the council tax and we’re just sharing living costs 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then you don’t need to report any changes for your UC. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Idledays
    Idledays Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your advice 💕
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @Idledaysand welcome to the community.

    I can see you've had some top advice, but I just wanted to stop in and say hi.  If you need any further assistance, please just shout. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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