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30 Aug 12 #352854 by Milly47
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I have lived partially with my partner over the last 7 years. By that I mean he has his own postal address at his mothers but stays most weekends,some nights midweek and we holiday together. In the past he has given me money to help with bills etc which he paid monthly into my bank account. He also took out a mortgage for my property to pay off my ex-husbands share in my house. Does this mean in the eyes of the law that we are ''living together''? If so will it affect my tax credits ets for work and my kids?

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30 Aug 12 #352857 by Poppy P
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Hi there

The first part I would have said ok. But the fact that he has a mortgage on your property then no. You need to stop claiming tax credits now to avoid any repercussions.

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31 Aug 12 #352992 by Milly47
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Hi Poppy thanks for that. I was also wondering about my single council tax status. Still not sure what the criteria for ''living together'' is in my case! Confused!

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31 Aug 12 #353068 by bobsp
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I had this, well the single, living together issue. If I remember correctly anything more that 3 nights in a week is considered living together. We just stopped ctax credits and single council tax, just incase, would have been alot to pay back.

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31 Aug 12 #353130 by Milly47
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Sounds like good sense but I''ve been claiming for ages, not sure what to do now!!!!

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