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BF staying over?

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mummyOF4darlings Mon 05-May-14 23:47:34

I claim wtc and child tax credits as a single parent, I also claim housing benefit and just wondering where I stand in regards to letting my bf staying over. I know housing benefit are very strict so just wondering about tax credits. Hes stayed over around 2 night per week the last few weeks, He comes around 8pm and usually gone around 5am for work, hes not paying me anything or buying me things for the house etc. Apart from the odd take away but surely that doesnt count?

We havent got to that point yet where ive cleared him a sock draw things like that or given him a spare toothbrush etc. Just worried theyll make a deal of it.

CagneynotLacey Tue 06-May-14 11:05:58

It doesn't sound like you have anything to worry about. What makes you think that you might? I can't imagine how would they know when he stayed and how often etc.
If they did investigate, which I can only think would happen if someone malicious reported you, they'd be looking for evidence - shared financial stuff, names on bills, perhaps his stuff in the wardrobes etc.
Must admit, I know nothing about any of this stuff so prob not best placed to answer your questions but it seems so unlikely that you'd run into problems based on the info you've given here.

mummyOF4darlings Tue 06-May-14 14:20:14

CagneynotLacey - Thanks just noticed the neighbours peeping through the curtains nearly everytime hes here. Heard about people reporting people for sake of it, but yes your right even if they investigated they wouldnt find anything im in no rush to make things to that level

mammadiggingdeep Tue 06-May-14 20:54:48

If they investigated they would ask for all your utility bills, bank statements, tenancy agreement, loan statements etc etc.

From what you've said, you would pay all the bills, have no money coming in from him and therefore you can prove that you run the household and he is only a guest.

skyeskyeskye Wed 14-May-14 15:47:27

according to WTC rules, it used to say that you can have a partner stay over for 3 nights a week without it affecting your single person claim.

BUT, having just googled it, I can't find it anywhere now...

Scaryfeet Sun 22-Jun-14 01:51:21

As far as I remember a partner can stay up to 3 nights, but if I were you I would check to be sure. Also don't rely on them only checking bills etc, they have the means to sit outside and watch your house for when a partner comes and goes etc. I know people this has happened to.

theuncivilservant79 Sun 22-Jun-14 20:45:18

I would give CTC a ring and ask them

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