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Will my housing benefit and uc be affected if I let my homeless son use addres

janch63
janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
Will my housing benefit and uc be affected if I let my homeless son use address as care off so he can apply for housing he works full time

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,869 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to speak to your local authority.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    I have rang them, one lady told me it was fine and yes I could let him, then a neighbour of mine said she was charged when she let her son do this so I rang council back and asked them again and they said no, not allowed and I would lose housing benefit
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    Unless you're living in either supported or temporary housing then it's not possible to be claiming UC as well as housing benefit. Your rent would be paid through UC known as housing element and DWP administer that.
    If your son is single then it's unlikely he would be given somewhere to live through social housing because the waiting lists are extremely long. (several years and more in some cases) Has he looked at renting from a private landlord?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    I just wanted to know if he can use my address as a care of for his mail. I am on uc housing benefit and pip, he cannot live with me I have nowhere for him to sleep. He works full time and is looking for private landlord to rent off. 
  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 830 Pioneering
    Salvation Army sometimes arrange 'care of' for mail for homeless people. Ask a homeless charity what is possible. It may be online somewhere.  The country is full up and nothing is available for private rent, and there is no hope even for those on council lists.

    It is good he works full time, and is young, as it gives him a faint chance of shared room in a shared house, probably not legally rented out, which will be the only option other than sleeping in cars, sheds, sofa-surfing etc., which is probably what he is doing already, but of course it provides no record of residence for all the purposes needed, such as a bank account. 

    Luxury hotel rooms are only for channel crossers. (It is astonishing the NHS chooses to spend £400 a week keeping people in hospital, rather than arrange at least part of a hotel to take them, where a care package would be cheap because one carer (or health professional) could do multiple  'home-visits '   at one address)
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    He won’t be working for much longer, if he doesn’t find accommodation he will be on the streets and won’t have a job. His job is in building industry so very heavy work, he’s 40 years of age it’s ridiculous.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    Is he able to stay with you until he can find a private rental? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    No, I have nowhere for him to sleep, I am on uc and claim pip and housing benefit. I have a disability and don’t sleep much either. I really wish I could but all my benefits will be messed up and he would have to sleep on floor. He works full time but don’t think he can keep doing what he’s doing. I am really worried about him.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    He has an appointment in 2 weeks with the council homeless department. So hoping they can at least advise him what to do.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    Unless you’re living in temporary or supported housing as I advised you won’t be claiming housing benefit. Your rent will be paid as part of your UC entitlement known as housing element. This is completely different to housing benefit.
    I don’t think your son using your address as a card of address will affect any of your benefits. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning @janch63 i truely hope your son gets sorted, it sounds like a big worry for you.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    Yes it is, being thrown onto the streets is not good for anyone, just so sad I cannot help him as much as I like to.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    I can imagine @janch63 we never stop worrying - i suppose there is no other family member that can help.
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    No, there is no one else. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    What type of trade does he do on the building sites darling ? 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 10,414 Disability Gamechanger
    Has a considered looking for a room in a shared house, often cheaper than renting a home and usually includes all bills in the rent ??
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • janch63
    janch63 Community member Posts: 45 Listener
    He works on roofing, looked into a room in shared house but not many of them. 
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