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My dad currently receives state pension benefit and housing benefits. If i claim universal credit, will it affect him in any way ?

i am 19.
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can anyone help
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My dad currently receives state pension benefit and housing benefits. If i claim universal credit, will it affect him in any way ?

i am 19.
I really don't think it would, don't expect any link. Think of you and your dad as 2 separate people basically. I've claimed UC and my Dad didn't come to know that (we're separated).
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I really don't think it would, don't expect any link. Think of you and your dad as 2 separate people basically. I've claimed UC and my Dad didn't come to know that (we're separated).
the gov website says stuff about “non-dependents”. Anyway will future employers know i was on universal credit ?
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the gov website says stuff about “non-dependents”. Anyway will future employers know i was on universal credit ?
??? Non dependents ? Huh ? :confused:
Nope, not at all mate. In fact, the probably EXPECT you to some degree at least to be on UC to help you out financially whilst out of work, so better go for it, besides you've no idea really how long for you could end up out of work, especially at a time like this so better just go for it...
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??? Non dependents ? Huh ? :confused:
Nope, not at all mate. In fact, the probably EXPECT you to some degree at least to be on UC to help you out financially whilst out of work, so better go for it, besides you've no idea really how long for you could end up out of work, especially at a time like this so better just go for it...
are you 100% sure it won’t do nothing to my dad’s benefits. If i apply for universal credit as we live in the same house. So if anything happens to his benefits, i’ll be in sh!t
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are you 100% sure it won’t do nothing to my dad’s benefits. If i apply for universal credit as we live in the same house. So if anything happens to his benefits, i’ll be in sh!t
Same house ? Oh. Not too sure then mate, better confirm with someone else here who knows more than me...
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Get in touch with the Citizens Advice Bureau. There will be one local to you and you can have a consultation over the phone for advice. It's free and a charity and should be able to tell you if anything would be affected.
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My dad currently receives state pension benefit and housing benefits. If i claim universal credit, will it affect him in any way ?

i am 19.
999tigger can you answer this please.
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999tigger can you answer this please.
OP Ty457you can either ask Vexper if they are around or CAB was fine as suggested above

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ab...us/contact-us/

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/Our-helpline
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As you are aged 18 or over, you count as a non dependant. Afaik, this means that even if you get a job it can affect your parents benefits. If you get any benefits, that can affect your parents benefits. Its unavoidable.

There are exceptions, I think one includes if you are in full time education. Then it shouldn't affect your parents.

All of this can be found on the gov. website.
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I'll be honest I haven't had much to do with Housing Benefit, haven't administered it or had sight of much of the involved policy.

You seem to meet the definition of being a non-dependent based on Regulation 3 of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, which would mean your pap is probably already subject to a non-dependent deduction as per regulation 74. However, there appears to have been an amendment which means a deduction wouldn't be made if you were on UC, under 25 and don't have any earned income;

https://england.shelter.org.uk/legal...ant_deductions

I would suggest getting yours and your dads heads together and contacting some of the support organisations already noted, Shelter are great for Housing. To me it sounds like ultimately you would both be better off, but better be sure as none of us really know the full circumstances at play and you should always make informed decisions when it comes to Universal Credit.
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My dad currently receives state pension benefit and housing benefits. If i claim universal credit, will it affect him in any way ?

i am 19.
It doesn't affect him / or you until you get a job then they expect you to pay towards the rent. It goes based on your income
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