i am living in private rented property claiming JSA. Recently a friend come to stay who was already claiming UC. Landlord notified. will this affect my JSA payments? thanks

i am living in private rented property claiming JSA. Recently a friend come to stay who was already claiming UC. Landlord notified. will this affect my JSA payments? thanks

Hi Becca,

Benefits are quite a complex area, so I would recommend getting top quality answers specific to your particular circumstances by looking at the Shelter website, or speaking to them or Citizen’s Advice.

More info here.

On the face of your question however, then I wouldn’t think that it would affect your JSA payments. That’s assuming you are renting privately, and the person who is living with you is not paying the rent, or part of your household (i.e. you’re not related or living as a couple).