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Council Tax

skhan95
skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
Hello I hope everyone is doing good 
Actually I wanted to know if my partner move in with me My council tax will go up? Currently I'm getting council tax reduction  
Regards 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,513 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    You will lose the 25% reduction for living on your own 

    But you don't mention if you get any other reduction 

    Each council has there own eligibility rules for reduction so we can't really advise 

    You will need to contact the council they may have details on their website 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,400 Disability Gamechanger
    If a partner moves in that will change your entitlement to all means tested benefits. What else do you claim?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    I'm on universal credit but since he has moved I'm not getting anything from Uc because his earnings are high and he is not giving me anything because he came here to support me for my health and he was fine to pay rent but nothing else I thought he will be asked to pay rent only but now everything is mess I'm struggling now :-(
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,400 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
    Your Council Tax Reduction is likely to be calculated based on your UC entitlement. If your UC entitlement is now nil then i would expect your Council Tax Reduction could change also.

    If you have poor health have you ever looked at possible entitlement to PIP?
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    Yes I have applied for pip but haven't heard anything 
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    Sorry one more question if I dnt get uc anymore can I apply any other benefit for my 2 kids 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,400 Disability Gamechanger
    skhan95 said:
    Sorry one more question if I dnt get uc anymore can I apply any other benefit for my 2 kids 
    Other than Child Benefit, which you presumably already get, no. Be aware however that if you partner earns over £50,000 per annum the High Income Child Benefit Charge will apply.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    His earnings are normally 2500 monthly but he got grant couple of time from his self employment work because of covid effect 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,513 Disability Gamechanger
    I understand that he moved in to help you but surely he doesn't expect to only pay rent

    In my opinion if he shares the house he should share all the associated costs after all if he lived on his own he would have to pay everything 

    I get he shouldn't have to pay towards the children 

    Do you get any support financially from the children father? 

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