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My sister receives working tax credit and child tax credits.

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my sister receives working tax credit and child tax credits. She has a boyfriend and recently got engaged. They do not live together. However, she does stay at his house Friday night, Saturday, staturday night, sunday. She has one child aged 11.
My question is - what constitutes my sister living with someone and needing to inform HMRC. Is it if she stays at his house more than one night? two nights? more? or if he stays at hers' more than one night? etc.
Thankyou for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but i need some further informtaion firstDoes your sister retain her own home - and is it just two nights a week they spend together
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes she owns her own home. Yes is usually just two nights a week they spend together. He can prove by providing bill receipts that he lives somewhere else.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you there still.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Whilst there is no specific definition of Cohabitation the fact that they both have homes where they live and spend only two nights a week togethermeans that at present they are not viewed as living together.If he has no separate address because he works away that would change mattersI hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou very much. I think that has answered my question.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
You are most welcome I hope all goes well
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