Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Friends sharing a house on benefits.

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kathleenhare
kathleenhare Community member Posts: 1 Listener
My best friend and I would like to share a house together, My friend is male and I have reason to believe this is classed as living together. It would be a joint tenancy and all the bills will be split down the middle. My friend and I are on benefits for mental health, could somebody please give me some advice. Thankyou

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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hello Kathleenhare

    As friends benefits should not be affected if you live together. 

    Your benefits are only affected if you are in a relationship, that is living together as a married couple or cohabiting.  The DWP will look for certain 'signposts' to assess if 2 people are living together, for example if one partner supports the other financially, if you have children, if you state in social media that you are a couple.   

    I hope this helps

    Maria
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