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    • WaltonVale
    • By WaltonVale 11th Jul 17, 11:04 PM
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    Separating from husband - advice needed
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    • 11th Jul 17, 11:04 PM
    Separating from husband - advice needed 11th Jul 17 at 11:04 PM
    Hi folks,


    I am hoping I can get some advice from people on here as I have spent hours in the net and still don't know what I am doing.


    Essentially I am separating from my husband (aged 64). I am the breadwinner, he is unable to work and has not worked for years due to health issues. He has not claimed any benefits for the past 3 years as my earnings has been too high to claim anything.


    I am leaving and the 2 children (3&9) will be staying in the marital home (rented HA if that makes a difference) with him. I am going to rent a house close by.


    Obviously I will be paying CM and currently I receive the CB which I will transfer to him. I have found a property and will being moving into it at the start of August.


    We have no savings at all. We live in a Universal Credit area.
    Is there anything he can do between now and the start of August to get a benefit claim underway? I understand that it takes 6 weeks for it to be processed and then it is not back dated.


    Can anyone offer any advice?
    Thanks for reading - The Waltons
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    • *max*
    • By *max* 12th Jul 17, 4:03 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:03 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:03 AM
    Hi folks,


    I am hoping I can get some advice from people on here as I have spent hours in the net and still don't know what I am doing.


    Essentially I am separating from my husband (aged 64). I am the breadwinner, he is unable to work and has not worked for years due to health issues. He has not claimed any benefits for the past 3 years as my earnings has been too high to claim anything.


    I am leaving and the 2 children (3&9) will be staying in the marital home (rented HA if that makes a difference) with him. I am going to rent a house close by.


    Obviously I will be paying CM and currently I receive the CB which I will transfer to him. I have found a property and will being moving into it at the start of August.


    We have no savings at all. We live in a Universal Credit area.
    Is there anything he can do between now and the start of August to get a benefit claim underway? I understand that it takes 6 weeks for it to be processed and then it is not back dated.


    Can anyone offer any advice?
    Originally posted by WaltonVale
    No advice.

    How is your 64 yr old husband, who apparently has not worked "for years" because of health issues, going to cope with a 3 year old and a 9 year old full time? What's happening here?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Jul 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 7:29 AM
    No advice.

    How is your 64 yr old husband, who apparently has not worked "for years" because of health issues, going to cope with a 3 year old and a 9 year old full time? What's happening here?
    Originally posted by *max*
    The OP has also posted on the Benefits board:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5678102
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