Missus on Benefits, moving in with me - What to do?

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Hi my partner is about to move in with me and she claims Tax Credits (for our child) and housing benefit which pays her rent and council tax.

I understand that all this will stop due to my income, but what do we do... i.e. just call them to stop it all...

The only thing I am stuck with is the tax credits. Does she end her claim and we just make a joint claim? Also will she get a 4 week run on?
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  • pmlindyloo
    pmlindyloo Posts: 13,051 Forumite
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    Hi my partner is about to move in with me and she claims Tax Credits (for our child) and housing benefit which pays her rent and council tax.

    I understand that all this will stop due to my income, but what do we do... i.e. just call them to stop it all...

    The only thing I am stuck with is the tax credits. Does she end her claim and we just make a joint claim? Also will she get a 4 week run on?

    Yes, you need to call all benefit offices to tell them and yes, the single claim will become a joint one for tax credit purposes (if you are eligible)

    As far as I am aware there is no 'run on'. The joint claim will be backdated to the end of the single claim (if you are eligible)
  • Icequeen99
    Icequeen99 Posts: 3,775 Forumite
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    Hi my partner is about to move in with me and she claims Tax Credits (for our child) and housing benefit which pays her rent and council tax.

    I understand that all this will stop due to my income, but what do we do... i.e. just call them to stop it all...

    The only thing I am stuck with is the tax credits. Does she end her claim and we just make a joint claim? Also will she get a 4 week run on?

    4 week run-on won't apply, that is only when you stop work or working hours fall.

    You will need to end the single claim from the date you move in together and then make a new joint claim within 1 month to get backdating to the date you moved in together.

    IQ
  • dmliverpool
    dmliverpool Posts: 384 Forumite
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    Cheers. It was just a quick sanity check.
    The harder one works the luckier one gets!
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