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Moving and ESA and Housing Costs 1 month 6 days ago #251298

My relative receives ESA and housing costs( i.e. service charges) - not housing benefits as owns own flat. How can I find out what happens if they move - will they have to switch to Universal Credit? I am sure if they stay with same council area nothing will change - but what happens if they move to different council? I have searched on line and can find nothing. Entitledto only talk about housing benefits which is different. I visited Citizen Advice and they don't know. I phoned an Advice Centre and they were not even aware benefit claimants could claim service charge costs. I realise you may not know the answer - but who can I ask?

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Moving and ESA and Housing Costs 1 month 6 days ago #251309

Hi Zonky

It is not that straight forward, as it would depend on a number of factors such as, Leasehold, Shared Ownership properties. Unfortunately your question is outside the remit of this forum.

To get the answer you are looking for you will need to contact Shelter england.shelter.org.uk/legal/home_owners...on_of_service_charge

Gary

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