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My boyfriends dad has died and my boyfriend now owns half of

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My boyfriends dad has died and my boyfriend now owns half of the house (shared with his mother). We are considering having me move in with him into the spare room. (I am on Income Based ESA and get Housing Benefit) with the only difference being that it is paid to his mother. He is married and in the process of getting a divorce but we are not wanting to live together as a couple we want to keep our finances seperate. Is There a way to do this so which allows me to keep my benefits.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Is there a mortgage on the property?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No there is not
Expert:  Clare replied 12 months ago.

Then there is no way that you can obtain Housing benefit if you move in.

You will have to declare the relationship and on that basis it is highly unlikely that the Local Authority will grant the claim

There is no way around this I am afraid.

Please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Will i still be entitled to my other benefits such as ESA ?
Expert:  Clare replied 12 months ago.

Yes you will still be entitled to ESA

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