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17 Mar 12 #318721 by Bananaz
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If my partner and I have lived in the same house for 5 years, and his name is on the deeds, but my interest is protected and we separate and he moves out, can he get housing benefit?

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18 Mar 12 #318739 by Bernie58
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No. Housing benefit is only available for rented properties. People who claim Income support or Jobseekers allowance can get help with a mortgage but only after a certain time has elapsed. I think it is 13 weeks?

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