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TOPIC: taking in a boarder or sharing my house

taking in a boarder or sharing my house 2 months 6 days ago #214705

Hi I am claiming ESA and DLA, but want to take in a lodger, can anyone help by saying how much will be taken from my benefits please

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taking in a boarder or sharing my house 2 months 6 days ago #214720

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Your DLA will not be effected.

As to your ESA, it will depend on what you receive;

If you only receive Contribution Based ESA then your ESA is not effected.

If you receive Income Related ESA in part or in whole then there will be deductions but it will depend on the agreement you have with the person you take in.

If they only pay rent for the room then there is a £20/week disregard followed, any rent above this will be deducted from your ESA(IR).

If they pay for rent and board then then there is a £20/week disregard followed by a deduction of 50% of any additional rental income.

Gordon

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