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Hi, my name is merryweather77! needing some advice about having someone move into my bungalow?

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merryweather77
merryweather77 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi..I’m needing some advice about having someone move into my bungalow??

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,149 Scope online community team
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    Heya @merryweather77 and welcome to the community. 

    Please feel free to ask away and we'll all do our best to help. :)
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  • merryweather77
    merryweather77 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I live with my 18 year old son..we both receive pip me due to chronic illnesses and my son due to autism..his girlfriend is going thru a bad home time..would any of my benefits be affected if she moved in for a short term time? X
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,149 Scope online community team
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    Hey @merryweather77 I'm sorry to hear your sons gf is having a rough time, but it's lovely you're wanting to help out. :)
     PIP wont be affected if she moved in short term, as it's not a means tested benefit. I'm unsure about any other benefits you may be claiming though. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are either of you claiming any other benefits? if so which ones exactly? When you say short term, how long will that be?
    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.
  • merryweather77
    merryweather77 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I’m on employment support allowance and I get housing and council tax benefit…
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    What about your son and his girlfriend,  what other benefits are they claiming? How long is his girlfriend planning on living with him? The reason I'm asking is because if living with a partner and he's claiming means tested benefits himself, such as Universal Credit then he should claim this as a couple with her.

    If your ESA includes the Severe disability Premium and she doesn't claim a qualifying disability benefit herself then this could be affected but it will depend on how long she's planning on living 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.
  • merryweather77
    merryweather77 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    My son and his gf are on no other benefits other than pip
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