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    Negirl
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    I’m currently living with my husband but going through a separation. I’ve looked at leaving the marital home, to rent with my son but have been told I couldn’t claim any benefits as my mam and dads house is in my name (for inheritance tax reasons) and I claim no rent from them. I’ve also been told I would have to prove my separation.  Without additional top ups I just can’t afford to leave.

    Has anyone else been in this situation and can offer any advice? Thank you.

    #41747 Report

    Sherinam
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    If my parents were still alive and I had no where to go I would move back with my parents until I sorted myself out

    #41787 Report

    Negirl
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    I can’t live back with my parents as they only have a small house and no spare bedrooms, otherwise this would have been my 1st priority.

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    Gfakes87
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    Hello,

     

    is it a mutual separation, I was informed that if I drew up a separation and parenting plan, that would prove my ex and I were not together any longer and therefore would not be treated as a couple, but both have to sign it.

     

    as far as I understand because your parents house is in your name, you wouldn’t be able to live in a council or housing association house.

     

    can your husband not leave?

    #41792 Report

    Sherinam
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    I stayed in home which was in my x name. My daughter is not his and he still paid mortgage. I took over the house from him and bought him out.

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    Christina77
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    I’d get an appointment with your local citizens advice. They’re really helpful.

    #42041 Report

    Negirl
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    Thank you everyone. He isn’t prepared to leave and thinks things will be ok but I need space to sort things out as I’m not happy. Citizens advice advised that my parents house would be classed as savings, so no benefits.

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