New guide to living with a partner and benefits

After receiving more than 300 responses to our survey asking visitors to our old guide Benefits and Living Together what issue they needed help with, we produced a new guide - Living with a partner and benefits - which provides more help for people with a wider variety of issues. It now helps you understand the impact of moving in with your partner or stopping living with a partner, and if you are not living with your partner but the benefits office or DWP believe you are, or if you want your romantic partner to stay sometimes but you don’t want to break the rules and risk losing benefit. The new guide will also explain the rules if you have split up with your partner but are still living in the same home. And the effect on your benefits of family or friends moving in with you.