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    Got an abusive family, dropped out of uni due to depression/stress and made a couple of thousand very recently by selling stuff I owned. I have 1.6k right now and am getting around 500 in mid June.

    I'm living with my family right now and its hell, got no friends I can stay with (socially anxious) and went on JSA for a bit but had to leave as I had to move from staying with one family member to staying with another and my address changed.

    I'm 21 and have very little work experience and no referees but I'm willing to do anything, is moving out on my first and then applying for a job/Housing Benefit a good idea? I'd be willing to move to a really cheap part of the UK (ideas? somewhere like London probably isn't a good idea) because I have no ties anywhere.

    Is there any chance I could be rejected for Housing Benefit and/or JSA? Should I look for a landlord that accepts DSS claimants even if I'm not on Housing Benefit at the moment? Do I find a place and then start claiming? Can only survive for a few months without it


    PLEASE help. my family situation is horrible
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    You can only claim housing benefit if you've got a tenancy agreement. Until you find somewhere to live, you really should look for a job. You would be better, imo, (if you can) finding a job and then moving out. I understand that in your situation, this may not be possible.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    You can only claim housing benefit if you've got a tenancy agreement. Until you find somewhere to live, you really should look for a job. You would be better, imo, (if you can) finding a job and then moving out. I understand that in your situation, this may not be possible.
    Thanks. I did look for a job while on jsa and had the odd interview but they all required referees. I literally know no one at the moment so this would mean hanging around in my current situation and trying to get to know people quickly. I don't want to stay here for another 3-4 months while I volunteer so I can get referees or someone.

    How easy is it to find a landlord who accepts DSS?
 
 
 
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