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Hi, my name is omlee!

omlee
omlee Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all,
I am a carer for my didabled daughter. I receive carers allowance.
She lives nearby and I am on Universal Credit.
Can I take in a lodger?
Thankyou,
Mrs Lee.

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,735 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Moving in a lodger won't affect carers allowance but may affect your uc as rent may be classed as earnings 

    Is your property owned or rented ? 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • omlee
    omlee Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi Janer,
    My home is mortgaged.
    I checked and it would seem it's  ok with UC but Carers Allowance is means tested.  I am thinking the combination of the 2 (only 550 altogether per month) may be an issue if I took in a lodger? Thanks.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,735 Disability Gamechanger
    Uc is also a means tested benefit 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • omlee
    omlee Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thankyou.
    So taking a lodger would be seen as having an income?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,735 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry I'm not sure what us classed as income but in reality if you put it in perspective taking in a lodger will increase your disposable income 

    I'm not a benefit expert hopefully others will help 

    If not have a look at welfare rights website and maybe give them a call 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • omlee
    omlee Member Posts: 4 Listener

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