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[quote name='Dave Beans' timestamp='1329961136' post='3268567']
Nope. If they are living with a relative/parents, they aren't eligible for HB...
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It's not the children who can claim. The parents' HB is in part based on whether anyone is living with you who could contribute to the rent, and I think unemployed children are deemed unable to contribute to the rent if they are on JSA. This from the DWP:

"No deduction should be made from your rent rebate or allowance if the non-dependant (i.e. grown up son or daughter) is under 25 and on Income Support or income based JSA."

This would presumably be the case if they leave school and become unemployed. (source: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/rr2-a-guide-to-housing-benefit/what-you-can-claim-for/non-dependants/)

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[quote name='Debbie568' timestamp='1329962357' post='3268570']
It's not the children who can claim. The parents' HB is in part based on whether anyone is living with you who could contribute to the rent, and I think unemployed children are deemed unable to contribute to the rent if they are on JSA. This from the DWP:

"No deduction should be made from your rent rebate or allowance if the non-dependant (i.e. grown up son or daughter) is under 25 and on Income Support or income based JSA."

This would presumably be the case if they leave school and become unemployed. (source: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/rr2-a-guide-to-housing-benefit/what-you-can-claim-for/non-dependants/)
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I was basically in the same position, and the DWP told me my parents weren't entitled to anything, only 25% off council tax.

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[quote name='Dave Beans' timestamp='1329962849' post='3268572']
I was basically in the same position, and the DWP told me my parents weren't entitled to anything, only 25% off council tax.
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Well, they would, wouldn't they! This is the same DWP that tells returning British citizens looking for work that don't have a national insurance number, presumably because they left when they were younger than 16, that they are "not entitled to one". In my experience, the DWP lie about everything, all in an effort to stop people claiming what they are entitled to. I don't trust a thing the DWP say, nor their proxies, the local councils. It's better to refer to the relevant sections of the Housing Act.

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