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Hi, I'm Lavendar! I share a tenancy with my mum - am I entitled to any help with the rent?

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Lavendar
Lavendar Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I share a tenancy with my  mum - no other people in the house.  I am on ESA but have not claimed any help with the rent.  Am I entitled to get help with my half the rent?

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Lavendar, welcome to the community. I hope you'll find it a friendly and useful place to be!

    I'm afraid I'm not too sure about your question myself, but I'll pop your question over to our benefits section where more members with the right experience can find it. Hopefully they'll be along shortly to offer some advice and share their experiences with you :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you're named on the tenancy agreement then yes you can claim your share of the liability to pay rent. How is your share being paid at the moment?

    To claim for help with the rent then you will need to claim Universal Credit. This will then end any Income Related ESA you're claiming after 2 weeks.

    Are you renting privately or from social housing?
    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.
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