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.
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.
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.