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Is your property rented and if so, on what basis and from who?
You'll need to tell the DWP if you move in with or split up with your partner.
If you split up with your partner
Your Universal Credit claim will continue. Your next Universal Credit payment will be on the same day of the month but will be for a single person. This changes how much Universal Credit you get.
You should also tell the DWP about any other changes as a result of splitting up - like changes to address.
In your case if you're still living with your ex-partner
You should still report that you've split up - you should still be able to change to separate Universal Credit claims.
You'll need to tell the DWP that you have 'separate households' even though you share an address. Explain how you're no longer living as a couple - for example if you're cooking separately, have separate finances and don't spend time together.
The DWP might also ask why you're still living together - for example if you can't afford to move out.
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You can use the universal credit calculator to check. Would you like me to send you a link?
This is the one recommended by the .gov.uk website.
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Does the calculator show that you will lose benefit?
It is very important to remember if it changes, it has changed due to entitlement or rather loss of entitlement.Therefore if you were to go on receiving it, and it was later determined it is not something you were entitled to you will then be in a position we’re you are made to repay it.