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I don't live with my husband. My neighbours are threatening to say I do. Could this affect benefits?
Hi. I'm new here and looking for help and advice. I'm seperated from my husband and have been for a few years. I'm classed as disabled and on benefits and live with my autistic son. I'm being targeted by bullies who live on my estate (housing association) who have threatened to ring up saying my husband is back living with me. He has his own flat that he pays rent/council tax/bills and all his car insurance driving licence (everything) is at his address. He does come round and occasionally stays over as he knows I'm being targeted so wants to make sure me and my son are ok and we are trying to sort our marriage out. I've rang the benefits to tell them what my neighbours are threatening to do and have now had my severe disability element of income support temporarily suspended so they can investigate. I'd rather be honest than do something I'm not allowed to do. He pays his own bills and I do mine and we have plenty of evidence about this but I can't help but worry. I honestly didn't think I was doing anything wrong and hope I'm not. He helps me when I'm not well so kind of like a carer but he has his own place to retreat to. Hope someone can give me some advice.