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My Son who works full-time wants to move in with me how will this affect my current benefits?

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caroline1976
caroline1976 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me, my 26 year old son who works full-time has just recently spilt from his partner and wants to move in with me. 

I'm single/disabled and currently live in a 2 bedroom housing association apartment.  I would be grateful if some could please tell me how this will affect my current benefits which are outlined below.

I'm in receipt of:

Housing Benefit
ESA/Support group contribution based
Universal Credit
PIP Enhanced daily/motabiliy 

If anyone could please help or guide me before I contact the benefits office I would be grateful. 

Regards

Caroline


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,166 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unless you’re living in either supported or temporary housing then your rent will be paid in with your UC known as housing element. Housing benefit is a completely different benefit.

    If you’re currently affected by the bedroom tax because you have a spare bedroom then your son moving back in will mean you will no longer be affected by this. You will need to report the changes on your UC journal. 

    As your PIP includes the daily living part there will be no non dependent deductions from your UC.

    If you’re claiming single person discount for council tax then you will no longer be entitled to this when your son moves in. 
    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.
  • caroline1976
    caroline1976 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi Poppy,

    Thank you so much for your quick reply, yes I'm currently receiving the housing element of universal credit, so even if my son works full-time I can still receive my ESA contribution based reward? Just to confirm because I'm in receipt of daily living part of pip there will be no non dependent deductions from my UC? I don't my mind paying council tax as long as the rest of my benefits won't be seriously affected.

    Regards

    Caroline 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
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    Your ESA and PIP are not affected.

    Does your PIP include Daily Living?

    You say Housing Benefit and Universal Credit. Can you clarify if you are actually getting both those or are you actually getting the housing element of UC. The rules are different.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • caroline1976
    caroline1976 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi Poppy,

    Yes I receive the daily living part of PIP,  I've just checked my universal credit payment statement.  Universal credit is paying my rent directly to my housing association landlord, I'm only receiving the housing element of UC.

    Regards

    Caroline 



  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
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    You said you have a two bedroom property. At the moment you have one ‘spare’ bedroom so I expect your UC to reduce your housing element to include a deduction of14% of the rent because of the spare bedroom.

    When he moves in the second bedroom will no longer be spare so your housing element should cover all of the rent.

    Normally he would be expected to make a contribution towards the rent which would reduce your housing element. However because of your Daily Living PIP he will not be expected to contribute. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • caroline1976
    caroline1976 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi Poppy,

    Thank you so much for all your help it's very much appreciated.  I've been so worried over the past few days, thank you for everything.

    Caroline x
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    @caroline1976 Welcome to the community and I'm so glad our members could eliminate some of that worry and stress you've been holding. And breathee!

    Wishing you and your son all the best for the future. And FYI: I've moved your thread to our Benefits and financial support category to help others find it more easily.

    Take care.
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    caroline1976 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you very much.
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