Correct allocation of rent?

Hello,

I have client who is joint tenant with her adult child, and also lives with her younger child who is a qualifying young person. So far, UC have paid her 50% of the rent on the basis that they’re jointly liable. However, that doesn’t seem quite right with the existence of the dependent child? The adult child is under 35 and therefore subject to shared room rate.

If it makes a difference, Mum doesn’t want adult child to be liable for the rent and so far has just been trying to cover it herself.

Grateful for any thoughts.
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