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Hello :)

I am a UK national who lives in the UK with my Polish wife and 2 Children. We have a low income from my work and claim some housing benefit.

My wife has just been left a property in Poland worth around 60,000 pounds. We have no income from it and dont want to move there. Can we still claim housing benefit?

Thank you

Harry

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  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    you can if it is up for sale.
    they will want proof that is is on the market and will ignore it for a period of time to enable you to realise the asset.
    once it is sold them you won't be entitled to housing benefit
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,833 Forumite
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    You really need to speak to the DWP and ask them.


    Are you planning on selling the house and possibly buying one over here with the proceeds, I think under those circumstances you can claim for a certain amount of time.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    McKneff wrote: »
    You really need to speak to the DWP and ask them.


    Are you planning on selling the house and possibly buying one over here with the proceeds, I think under those circumstances you can claim for a certain amount of time.
    DWP have nothing to do with housing benefit.
    it is administered by local authorities
  • Harry108
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    Thank you all for getting back to me.

    Yes maybe we can sell it and try to use it as a deposit for a house.

    We dont have any official documents yet but when we do i guess should let the LHA know asap?
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    yes, as soon as the house is in your wife's name, you need to tell the council
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