How will having a lodger affect my benefits?
If you take in a lodger you will need to inform your local benefits agency immediately. Taking in a lodger may affect the amount of benefit that you are entitled to. If you don’t tell them, you may end up having to repay an overpayment or be prosecuted for fraud. The benefits agency will assume your lodger is paying you for occupying rooms in your home.
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