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    • By James479 16th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    Housing Benefit 16th Apr 18 at 6:56 PM
    Hi all, slightly desperate at the moment so apologies if this is a silly question, but due to a breakdown in the relationship with my parents I need to move out of their house ASAP. I'm 33, but currently applying for a debt relief order as I have debts of 9500 which I cannot pay. I also have mental health issues with anxiety and depression, and I am currently signed off work by my doctor. I am claiming Universal Credit. It doesn't seem likely that my income will increase anytime soon, so I can't pay rent at the moment, and my UC certainly wouldn't cover it.

    Am I stuck at my parents house until I can work / pay rent myself, or is there any way I can move out?
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    • 16th Apr 18, 7:52 PM
    Hi all, slightly desperate at the moment so apologies if this is a silly question, but due to a breakdown in the relationship with my parents I need to move out of their house ASAP. I'm 33, but currently applying for a debt relief order as I have debts of 9500 which I cannot pay. I also have mental health issues with anxiety and depression, and I am currently signed off work by my doctor. I am claiming Universal Credit. It doesn't seem likely that my income will increase anytime soon, so I can't pay rent at the moment, and my UC certainly wouldn't cover it.

    Am I stuck at my parents house until I can work / pay rent myself, or is there any way I can move out?
    Originally posted by James479
    Firstly you need to look at the applicable rent benefit paid by UC for your area.

    Then you need to find a landlord who takes benefits, get a tenancy and then you can add your rent to your claim.
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