I will be separating from my wife, we have 3 kids under 14. We both work and earn around £27k a year. When we separate we will struggle to get a 3 bed place that we can afford. Will we both be entitled to universal credit or just one of us. We will have shared parenting 50/50.
It’s great to see you getting support from other parents here. In order to get professional up to date advice on your situation, you can call our Single Parent Helpline. You may be entitled to claim benefits such as universal credit. It depends on your circumstances and the rules are complicated for parents with shared care. An adviser will be able to explore your circumstances and advise you on what you may be entitled to. Here are the contact details: