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On Tax Credits but need to Apply for Housing Benefit
in Benefits & Tax Credits
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My partner has recently left me and our 3 children. Its going to be a struggle raising the kids on my own but what worries me more is the financial problems I am going to have. We bought a shared ownership flat 18 months ago and the rent and service charge is quite high. I work part time and my ex-partner works full time. From the discussions I have had with my ex-partner I think I will be receiving the minimum amount he needs to give me. I have researched and I think I am entitled to extra benefits for the rent and service charge if I change over to Universal Credit. I am looking for advice from anyone who has been in a similar position. I don't want to make a bad situation even worse.