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    Posted: 20 Jul 18 at 11:21am
Hi! I'm looking to live on my boat - however I was wondering if I can still claim my benefits if I don't have a physical address? I've used a wage calculator to help budget for this, and we'd be very stretched for cash if we drop the benefits which is concerning me. Will I still be able to get the benefits I do even if we don't have a physical address?
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You own a boat big enough to live on and yet claim benefits?  I must be doing something wrong...
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Could be a narrowboat, much cheaper than a house but big enough to live on. Retired couple with a modest pension maybe? Perhaps the OP will enlighten us?

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Narrowboats ain't particularly cheap, especially in London with a mooring.
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with a mooring you would have an official delivery address
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Not everyone has a permanent mooring. I know someone with a narrow boat in London, certainly a lot cheaper than a house or flat, but she has to move it every 2 weeks to comply with temporary mooring conditions. As I understand it there are a lot of people in that situation.
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How far do you have to move ?
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Originally posted by Rusty69

Narrowboats ain't particularly cheap, especially in London with a mooring.

But still significantly cheaper than a house, wherever you live. And liveaboards don't usually have/need a permanent mooring. 

http://www.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id=362389 20k, licence/insurance/diesel, best I can find comes to around 1200-1500 p.a. and if you need a mooring that ranges from a few hundred pounds to 3k outside London. That's a little cheaper than a cheap one bed flat in Blackpool or Rhyl (very cheap areas to rent). A similar flat in London would cost upwards of 14k p.a so living on a boat is much cheaper than living in a flat or house in all but the most deprived areas. (note to self, must get a life  Embarrassed)
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