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    Silverstorm
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    Good morning,

     

    I was wondering if anyone had applied for universal credit whilst still living with their ex.

    My ex and I are currently still living in the same house. We do everything separately. We have separate bedrooms, seperate childcare arrangements etc.

    Had anyone ever been able to claim universal credit whilst still living with their ex?

    Thanks

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    Kath
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    I never have but when my ex threatened to move back into the family home when I was not working and it was before UC, I was on JSA at the time, I talked it over with the job centre and they said as long as I can show that we are not living as a couple such as not making meals for each other, not going out together as a couple, not doing his washing, sharing a bedroom, nothing at all that a couple would normally do then I should be alright to continue claiming as a single parent. The rules from JSA have pretty much carried over to UC so I don’t think you would have much of a problem but it might be best to give them a ring and explain your situ.

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    Silverstorm
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    Thanks Kath!

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