My son and his girlfriend moving in together will my son have to declare to uc

Will my son have to declare to uc that he’ll be liable for half the rent when he moves into her place ? 

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  • born_again
    born_again Posts: 13,665
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    As well as converting to joint claim.
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  • Standingstrong
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    As well as converting to joint claim.
    So they’ll both get Half the rent money for the rent aswell ? 
  • sammyjammy
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    They will be considered a couple for UC purposes, she will need to make a claim and her income will be taken into account, this may mean his UC is recalculated as zero or a reduced amount.
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  • Standingstrong
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    They will be considered a couple for UC purposes, she will need to make a claim and her income will be taken into account, this may mean his UC is recalculated as zero or a reduced amount.
    No I mean on the rent side of things does he need to say he’s living there and they’ll give him half towards the costs
  • TELLIT01
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    They will be considered a couple for UC purposes, she will need to make a claim and her income will be taken into account, this may mean his UC is recalculated as zero or a reduced amount.
    No I mean on the rent side of things does he need to say he’s living there and they’ll give him half towards the costs

    It's not that simple.  Once they move in together they must make a joint claim and any entitlement to UC will be calculated on their joint income.  He can't just say they are moving in together and wants half his rent paid.
  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 17,731
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    Does your son's partner currently claim any benefits, if so which ones?
  • born_again
    born_again Posts: 13,665
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    As well as converting to joint claim.
    So they’ll both get Half the rent money for the rent aswell ? 

    If you live with your partner

    You will both need to claim for Universal Credit. You must make a joint claim for your household, even if your partner is not eligible. How much you can get will depend on your partner’s income and savings, as well as your own.


    https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/eligibility

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  • kkkklinky
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    edited 3 January at 9:49PM
    They will have no choice but to claim UC as a couple unless one of them earns enough either jointly or alone that they don't need UC. My sister moved her BF into her house and didn't tell UC, carried on claiming UC as a single person even though her BF earned £30,000 a year. She is now being prosecuted for fraud. Couples are expected to financially support each other If they live together.

    He won't be able to claim for half the rent, it will be based on their joint earnings. 



  • TheShape
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    Will my son have to declare to uc that he’ll be liable for half the rent when he moves into her place ? 
    That will depend on whether he is liable for half the rent.

    If he moves in and his name is added to the tenancy then when the joint claim is made your son and his girlfriend will declare the details regarding the amount of rent and who is on the tenancy.  They will also declare all the other relevant details.

    Note: They will also need to do the same if his name isn't added to the tenancy.

    The entitlement will be determined from there.
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