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My daughter is on housing benefit. How long could I stay there without affecting her benefits?

patwork1patwork1 Member Posts: 4 Listener
My daughter needs help when she has bad bouts of bipolar. I live 300 miles away.  She is on housing benefits. How long could I stay there to look after her.

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,480 Disability Gamechanger
    hello and welcome @patwork1

    Are you asking this in relation to the lockdown guidelines?
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  • patwork1patwork1 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your response.  No, not during lockdown. I have recently moved, so not available just to pop in or be on call, when things get bad.  So when lock down is over, if she needs help, would I be able to stay there or would I need to find a bed and breakfast. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,415 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    You can stay there it wont affect her benefits as long as you can prove you have a seperate property you pay for and the bills and council tax

    It used to be just 3 nights a week but this changed a while ago 
  • patwork1patwork1 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    thank you for your kind help.  yes, I have my own place etc. Not that I could stay too long either. But. do you happen to know how long for?  I wouldn’t want to get her into trouble.  
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,415 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry I'm not too sure I dont think there is a limit 

    But hope other members may know 

    I found out on the internet but maybe speak to welfare rights 
  • patwork1patwork1 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    you have been very helpful  Thank you
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