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Hi, I'm Lola04! I need some advice, I receive PIP and they are asking about son's circumstances

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Lola04
Lola04 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hi everyone 
I need some advice 
I was sent forms to renew my housing benefit and council tax support.
I have an adult son living with me who’s working.
I’m in receipt of PIP and also full time carer.
They are asking about my adult son circumstances and requesting pay slips from his work.
They told me if I don’t provide evidence they will apply maximum deduction from my benefit.
I assumed  receiving daily standard care of PIP excepts you from non dependent deductions .
Could anyone advise me please?
Many thanks in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, when claiming Daily living PIP then non dependant deductions do not apply to you. This doesn't stop them requesting evidence from your son with payslips, this is so that they have all the information on file.

    When my daughter left education and claimed UC they wanted a copy of her first UC statement, even though i also claim daily living PIP. You will need to provide what they've asked for.
    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.
  • Lola04
    Lola04 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi Poppy
    Thanks for your swift response to my request.
    Highly appreciated.
    I’m bit concerned as I was told that my son would have to be in receipt of daily Pip to be exempt from deductions and the fact that I’m on daily allowance of Pip doesn’t exempt me.
    For the past three years since my son finished education Barnet Council have been deducting money from my HB and Council Tax Support.
    Is that something that should be done ?
    What do I need to do in order to dispute this issue with them.
    It seems to me they don’t really know the rules.
    I had problems in the past when my award was wrongly ass
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    When no deductions should be made

    The council must not make a deduction if you or your partner get any of these benefits:

    • personal independence payment (PIP) - daily living component 

    • disability living allowance (DLA) - care component 

    • attendance allowance

    • armed forces independence payment


    For council tax reduction then each LA has their own rules so i can't advise on that.

    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.
  • Lola04
    Lola04 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I don’t understand, sorry 
    what do you mean by this is not correct for Housing Benefit 
    Do you mean they should make deductions?
    Many thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lola04 said:
    I don’t understand, sorry 
    what do you mean by this is not correct for Housing Benefit 
    Do you mean they should make deductions?
    Many thanks 

    No, that's not what i meant. You said..
    Lola04 said:

    I’m bit concerned as I was told that my son would have to be in receipt of daily Pip to be exempt from deductions and the fact that I’m on daily allowance of Pip doesn’t exempt me.


    Which is why i said it's not correct. There should be no non dependant deductions for your housing benefit because you're claiming daily living PIP. Please see my previous reply and read the link i posted.
    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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,102 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @Lola04, I can see you're in excellent hands with your query, but I just wanted to give you a big warm welcome to the community. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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