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Hi, my name is nehak123! Need help with previous address on uc application

nehak123
nehak123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited August 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
So basically I have moved into a new property and making a new claim of uc I was living at a flat before but was using my mums postal address because my letters were being stolen and my bank accounts were being hacked now uc have asked if I have lived anywhere else in the last 6 months do I give my flat address or my mums address because I am using her address for post she's on benefits aswell so don't want her to get in trouble either so confused 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,407 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    You say a new claim, are you already claiming UC? If so then you don't need to make a new claim, just report a change of circumstances.
    To answer your question, you need to give the address of where you lived.
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 238 Pioneering
    Hi welcome to the community,

    I would use the address you physically lived at, so your flat address. However they might ask for proof of address in which you could explain that you used your mums as a mail address and give that aslong with your flat addess.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,407 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2021
  • nehak123
    nehak123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    rubin16 said:
    Hi welcome to the community,

    I would use the address you physically lived at, so your flat address. However they might ask for proof of address in which you could explain that you used your mums as a mail address and give that aslong with your flat addess.
    Thank you does make sense and plus I have all proof of address at my new flat now so they shouldn't r4ally be asking for previous address proof right  
  • nehak123
    nehak123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    @poppy123456 sorry I posted twice I am not good with this new here. I haven't claimed yet will be making a claim for the first time and they are asking if I lived anywhere else in the last 6 months and I recently moved to my new address so I should give my flat address where I lived makes sense right just the problem I don't have proof of address for the old address as I am using my mums postal address but they shouldn't really be asking for proof of address of my old address I am guessing 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,407 Disability Gamechanger
    They wouldn't ask for proof of address from where you previously lived. They would only aks for it for your new address. If you're claiming for help with any rent and you're privately renting you will need to tenancy agreement as proof of liablity to pay rent.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    edited August 2021
    Hi @nehak123 and a warm welcome to our community, how are you today?

    Just to let you know, I've merged your threads together and deleted a duplicate post just to help keep all replies to yourself in this one spot :)  There's no need to apologise, it can be confusing when you first join!  I hope our members responses have helped answer your question.

    Please ask away with any other questions you might have and have a fab Thursday.
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