Two housing cost contributions?
We have a client, who is the joint tenant, with her ex partner, and so two households
However, they have 2 adult children living at home - both my client and her ex, will need to claim UC - and there are no exemptions to housing cost contribution i.e. no disability benefit, both children aged over 21 etc
Does this mean that there will be a deduction for each UC claim by the parents?
If not how is it determined whose ‘household’ they belong too?
Thanks in advance
The Regs say the non-dep cannot belong to the claimant’s extended benefit unit if they are already part of another joint tenant’s EBU (see para 9(2)(f) of Schedule 4) so I guess it’s a case of first come, first served. It means there is only one HCC, but if it’s a private sector LHA claim and bedrooms are going to be an issue, only one of them gets a bedroom for the non-dep.
That’s magic HB, many thanks !