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Hi, my name is Avva!

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Avva
Avva Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi

I was looking for some advice please. 

I’m on UC and PIP and am currently struggling living by myself. My father has said I could move in with him however he is also on benefits and I am worried moving in with him would have a negative impact on mine or his benefits. He’s on AA, PC and doesn’t pay council tax. Would either of us be affected?

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you 

Avva 

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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,324 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Avva I am sorry I don’t have the knowledge you seek. But many on here will be able to help you. 
    I just nudged on in here to say it’s a very warm welcome from me
     I hope to see you around. 
    Ada x
  • Avva
    Avva Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Ah thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    Does your PIP include the daily living part? If so and your dad's PC includes the SDA (Severe disability addition) then this won't be affected if you move in with him. If your PIP doesn't include the daily living part then your dad will lose the SDA if you move in with him.

    I'm assuming that your dad also claims his state pension, if so then this won't be affected. The reason he doesn't pay any council tax reduction is because of the Pension credit. I can't advise if this will be affected if you move in with him because all local authorities have their own rules. He will need to report the changes just to be sure if you do move in with him.

    If your UC currently includes help with any rent then this will stop if you move in with him because you can't claim for help with this when living with your dad.

    Other than that your benefits won't be affected.
    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.
  • Avva
    Avva Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you for the reply. 

    I get both mobility and daily living on my PIP. 

    My dad only gets PC not SDA but he does get AA. 

    As for UC…I just get the sick element rather than housing etc. 

    Thank you so much. Your response is very helpful 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    SDA (known as Severe disability premium (SDP) in working age benefits) is a disability premium paid in with pension credit, if you live alone or are treated as living alone. I would expect this to be included in the calculation if no one currently lives with him because he claims AA.
    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.
  • Avva
    Avva Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you. Would there be any way of checking this on his letters? 

    Not sure if this makes a difference but he had PC way before claiming AA however I think he did get an increase on his PC after he was accepted for AA. I guess he would just lose that portion of the PC but everything else will more or less stay the same (thinking out loud  :)  ) 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    The SDA will not be affected because you're claiming daily living PIP, as i advised here.
    Does your PIP include the daily living part? If so and your dad's PC includes the SDA (Severe disability addition) then this won't be affected if you move in with him.



    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.
  • Avva
    Avva Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Of course. Sorry…it’s so confusing. Thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. :)
    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.

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