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22 Nov 11 #299128 by Tony48
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if i live in a property split into 2 self contained parts, me and s2bx live in the separate halfs, she works parttime, i work full time, the property pays one council tax,and i pay all utilities.
what benefits could she claim? one child 17 at school

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22 Nov 11 #299129 by misery1
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Hi,

Toom be honest the only benefit she could claim would be child tax credit. However, she would not get that for long as the child is 17years old. She would only get that for a short amount of time I think when child reaches 18 or 19yrs. If you are speaking in terms of housing benefit then no she would not be entitled to anything. Techinically wiht one council tax bill this would count as one house that you both own i presume. If you are joint owners then there is the means to pay for example by you. SO not much in the way of benefits could be claimed. Just one question why is she only working part time when she has a 17year old child...

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23 Nov 11 #299296 by Tony48
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s2bx works parttime because that is her choice. after the birth of child she took redundancy to and start a small retail business from home, this declined, so she started parttime. it is a fear that she will claim that she stopped working to look after the child, but in reality it was because she had the opportunity of redundancy and wanted to branch out. the child still went to nursery. she keeps all her monies supports her car and thats about it, all other bills come from my earnings. she has no interest emotionally in me, i want to get a life back, and put some emotion and fun into it, but cant work out if i would have any money to even rent a property, its feels like being a prisoner, and not even able to go out without suspicious looks and questions.

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