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    sonny212
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    Housing Benefit

    I need some advice please. My brother is in receipt of housing benefit and ESA payment plus another benefit (have not got the details). He should really have a carer however he does not want to give in to the need just yet. I worry constantly about him and could live with him. However at Present I do not have a job, I do obtain a very small private pension meaning I am not entitled to JSA. If I do stay with him I do not want to cause him problems, will his benefits or housing benefits be affected by my staying with him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonny212 View Post
    I need some advice please. My brother is in receipt of housing benefit and ESA payment plus another benefit (have not got the details). He should really have a carer however he does not want to give in to the need just yet. I worry constantly about him and could live with him. However at Present I do not have a job, I do obtain a very small private pension meaning I am not entitled to JSA. If I do stay with him I do not want to cause him problems, will his benefits or housing benefits be affected by my staying with him?
    This query is really impossible to answer without knowing all the personal details, which it seems that you are unaware of yourself.

    Try this, http://www.turn2us.org.uk/benefits_search.aspx, as you will see there is a freephone number to contact them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonny212 View Post
    I need some advice please. My brother is in receipt of housing benefit and ESA payment plus another benefit (have not got the details). He should really have a carer however he does not want to give in to the need just yet. I worry constantly about him and could live with him. However at Present I do not have a job, I do obtain a very small private pension meaning I am not entitled to JSA. If I do stay with him I do not want to cause him problems, will his benefits or housing benefits be affected by my staying with him?
    It would also help to know whether he rents his house - who from - or whether he owns it. One thing which would certainly be affected though would be his Council Tax, because he would lose his 25% single person reduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonny212 View Post
    I need some advice please. My brother is in receipt of housing benefit and ESA payment plus another benefit (have not got the details). He should really have a carer however he does not want to give in to the need just yet. I worry constantly about him and could live with him. However at Present I do not have a job, I do obtain a very small private pension meaning I am not entitled to JSA. If I do stay with him I do not want to cause him problems, will his benefits or housing benefits be affected by my staying with him?
    Firstly this will all come down to whether he wants a full time carer, which you say he doesn't at this moment so the point is mute. If and when that changes you may be able to claim carers allowance and care for him full time without actually moving in ( dependent on his needs).
    I think it will also depend on your interpretation of living with him, as he is family it could be argued that you are "staying" with him at the moment.

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