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    • Sportacus
    • By Sportacus 12th Sep 18, 4:30 PM
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    Registering on electoral register at two addresses
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    • 12th Sep 18, 4:30 PM
    Registering on electoral register at two addresses 12th Sep 18 at 4:30 PM
    My son is 18 and literally spends half his time with me and the other half with his mother who I'm divorced from (sometimes sleeping 4 nights a week at my place, other times 3) - really it would be inaccurate for him to only register at one address.

    I've read that university students can register at their uni address and also stay registered at their parents (so can vote in different council elections, but only once in general elections).

    What should my son do? I'm asking in this Benefits forum because I suspect which address he chooses or whether he registers in both could impact student loan maintenance grants based on the household income of the 'chosen' house.

    Also, how would it likely impact any credit checks, and car insurance?
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    • w06
    • By w06 12th Sep 18, 5:37 PM
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    http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/faq/voting-and-registration/i-have-two-homes.-can-i-register-to-vote-at-both-addresses

    info at link above
    • margaretx9
    • By margaretx9 14th Sep 18, 6:01 PM
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    You can be registered at two addresses but may only legally vote once in general elections/national referendums. You can vote more than once in local elections in the areas you are registered in. Its very common for students.

    If he is a student there won't be council tax issues - presumably any other entitlements (bar housing benefit) are based on his sole income if he is over 18 except where he resides with a girlfriend/partner.

    In terms of car insurance where your licence is registered is academic - but you must declare the address your car is parked at most of the time as the place of residency. Its easier to have them both at the same place as it avoids complications.
    • PersianCatLady
    • By PersianCatLady 15th Sep 18, 1:12 AM
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    You can be registered at two addresses but may only legally vote once in general elections/national referendums. You can vote more than once in local elections in the areas you are registered in. Its very common for students.

    If he is a student there won't be council tax issues - presumably any other entitlements (bar housing benefit) are based on his sole income if he is over 18 except where he resides with a girlfriend/partner.

    In terms of car insurance where your licence is registered is academic - but you must declare the address your car is parked at most of the time as the place of residency. Its easier to have them both at the same place as it avoids complications.
    Originally posted by margaretx9
    Generally if he is a student, it is his household income that is taken into account for the purpose of assessing him for student finance until he is 25.

    There are some exceptions to this rule but from what I have read here it does not sound as if these apply to your son.

    http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1819/ft/sfe_how_you_are_assessed_and_paid_guide_1819_o.pdf
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