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Universal credits

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lukeowen1989
lukeowen1989 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
Hello if anyone could help me please. Ive separated from my partner now im living with my 70 year old nan she also has claims universal credits and pention will this effect her benefit?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    What benefits do you claim for yourself?

    As your nan is state pension age is she living with a partner that under state pension age? If she isn't then she won't be claiming Universal Credit because it's a working age benefit. She will be claiming her state pension and maybe pension credit but it will depend on her circumstances. Does your nan claim a disability benefit such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or AA?

    Does she rent her home or own it?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • lukeowen1989
    lukeowen1989 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Hello shes claiming pip and renting

    I claim pip and single parent universal credits 
  • lukeowen1989
    lukeowen1989 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Yes state pention age and has no partner
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    It’s very difficult to advise without full information.poppy asked you a number of questions.

    Your Nan is 70 and gets State Pension. Does she receive any disability benefit? Does she claim Pension Credit? Does she own or rent her home? If she rents is rented from the local authority or housing association or from a private landlord.

    You claim PIP and Universal Credit and have a child who is presumably living with you too. 

    One thing that will have changed is that your Nan was presumably getting a single person discount on her Council Tax bill. If so she needs the local authority that you are living there. She will lose the discount.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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