staying overnight


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Jennifer

My friend is in receipts of benefits, her boyfriend has been staying over 1
or 2 nights a week.
Someone reported her for this, they came out to see her and have told her
that she is not allowed to have ANYONE stay overnight.
She asked about her sister who sometimes comes to babysit and sleeps over
and they even said that this should not happen!

Surely she can have a friend or relative to stay sometimes?

Jennifer
 
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Robbie

Jennifer said:
My friend is in receipts of benefits, her boyfriend has been staying over 1
or 2 nights a week.
Someone reported her for this, they came out to see her and have told her
that she is not allowed to have ANYONE stay overnight.
She asked about her sister who sometimes comes to babysit and sleeps over
and they even said that this should not happen!

Surely she can have a friend or relative to stay sometimes?

Jennifer
It's not how long her boyfriend stops over it's whether he contributes
to the household. The old rule used to be more than 3 nights a week, the
one before that was 6 nights a week.

If they are maintaining separate households there should be few problems
but it is up to what the visiting officer thinks is happening.

Your friend has been told a load of rubbish and shouldn't accept being
hounded off benefit if that is what is happening, she should see a
welfare rights adviser instead if necessary.

She can have whoever she wishes staying over - within reason.
 
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Jennifer

Robbie said:
It's not how long her boyfriend stops over it's whether he contributes to
the household. The old rule used to be more than 3 nights a week, the one
before that was 6 nights a week.

If they are maintaining separate households there should be few problems
but it is up to what the visiting officer thinks is happening.

Your friend has been told a load of rubbish and shouldn't accept being
hounded off benefit if that is what is happening, she should see a welfare
rights adviser instead if necessary.

She can have whoever she wishes staying over - within reason.
He stays over no more than a couple of nights. He owns his own home in the
same village. He does not contribute. They havent been going out together
for very long.

She asked about her sister and the visiting officer said that it was better
not to have ANYONE staying!

Thanks for your help
 

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