Anw survivor benefit
What we mean by 'living with a partner'
The SVB will consider you to be living with a partner if you:
- spend more than half your time in the same house as someone aged 18 or over and you
- share the household costs or
- take care of each other
We refer to the person you share a house with as your 'partner'. This could be your husband, wife or friend, or a brother, sister, or grandchild.
If you start living with a partner, your Anw benefit will stop.
If you live in the same house as another person, you can continue receiving Anw benefit in the following cases:
- you have a commercial relationship
- you live with your own child, or a foster child or stepchild
- you live with a grandchild under 18
- you share your house with a co-resident (aged 21 or over)
- you start living with someone in order to care for them, or because you need care