Home Home, Law & Money
If you need urgent support, call 999 or go to your nearest A&E. To contact our Crisis Messenger (open 24/7) text THEMIX to 85258.
Read the community guidelines before posting ✨
Options

can i get income support if

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
i move back in with folks

Comments

  • Options
    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You get IS if you are not capable of looking for work but aren't eligible for Incapacity Benefit. You get Jobseekers Allowance otherwise. Yes you can claim it at your folks. You can't claim Housing Benefit though.
  • Options
    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blagsta wrote:
    Yes you can claim it at your folks.

    Is that still true if they're 16 or 17 and were getting it because they were forced to live away from their parents?
  • Options
    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Actually I don't think you can get it if you're 16 or 17.

    Cheers Thatcher. :rolleyes:
  • Options
    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blagsta wrote:
    Actually I don't think you can get it if you're 16 or 17.

    Cheers Thatcher. :rolleyes:

    As I understand it you can only get IS/JSA as a 16/17 year old if you can't live with your parents after leaving local authority care, are half of a couple with a child or would otherwise suffer severe hardship if you didn't receive it. (God knows what constitutes severe hardship.) I'm guessing moving back home would rule out all three.

    So yes, the answer to the OP's question is, only if you're aged 18+.
Sign In or Register to comment.