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Hi, my name is lynne2322! I have a benefits question

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lynne2322
lynne2322 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi Everyone, I have a benefits question. My daughter lives with us and is on work-related ESA due to ill health. We are going to but her a house so she can live with a friend who is a trainee police officer.
Question. Do we own the house and charge her rent then she would charge her friend rent (no formal agreement) or do we gift her the house and she then charges her friend rent. I can't quite understand whether she will get her ESA reduced because the rent will be classed as income?  When I google it just addresses people who have a mortgage.Also would the lodger sharing the bills be classed as income? Or if we own it and both pay us rent why would she get her ESA reduced? 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @lynne2322

    Welcome to the online community and thank you for asking your question. It's lovely to see you join us and I hope you are well today.

    I have moved your thread over to our benefits and financial support category and marked it as unanswered :) 

     

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    @lynne2322 is her friend definitely just a friend and not a partner and do you know if your daughter gets and premiums with her ESA like SDP? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    What type of ESA does she receive?
    If you were to charge her rent how would she find the money to pay it? She will not get any benefit help for her to pay rent to you.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • lynne2322
    lynne2322 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi her friend is definitely just a friend.
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