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SDP while living with a non-relative

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Nick_6
Nick_6 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I've just joined this site and am looking for advice. I am abouts to enter a joint tenancy with a non-relative, who is not a partner. Will I lose my SDP ( severe disability premium) as I will no longer be living alone. This person is in no way a carer nor are her finances anything to do with me.
TIA 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,994 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI and welcome,

    It will depend on the tenancy agreement. If they have separate tenancy agreements (i.e. paying for a room in a shared house ) you will be treated as living alone. If you are joint tenants each is jointly and severally liable for the whole rent then there's no guarantee that you will be able to keep the SDP simply because you will be "joint tenants"


    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.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Nick_6 Hello and welcome to the community, its great to have new members here. I hope you have been given the advice you were looking for and good luck for the new house move
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Nick_6 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Wishing you well for your house move and please let us know how things go.  If there is anything else we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Nick_6
    Nick_6 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you for your kind words. 
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