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My grandson is homeless at the moment. I don't have the room

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My grandson is homeless at the moment. I don't have the room for him to stay. He was in a hostel but had his things stolen and got in to a fight and was asked to leave. All the hostels are full of drug addicts. I really don't want him in any of these places. His mum died suddenly 3years ago and he has been depressed and has had anxiety problems. He has also been diagnosed with epilepsy.
If I were to pay a deposit on a private rent flat would he be entitled to any benefits to pay the rent until he's well enough to work?

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Is he on benefits at the moment?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Just unemployment benefit
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My husband doesn't want to know anything about him so I don't want phone calls please

Ok - then yes, if you put down the deposit he should be entitled to get Housing Benefit

He can also work out if he is entitled to any other benefits by going here:

https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Who would I contact about Private rent landlords?

Any estate agent. Clearly, he can not rent a 5 bedroom detached house.

It would have to be something like a 1 bedroom flat or terraced house.

Does that assist?

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