Hi, my name is Kesler! Son is moving to supported living HA flat - will his benefits cover costs? — Scope | Disability forum
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Hi, my name is Kesler! Son is moving to supported living HA flat - will his benefits cover costs?

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Kesler
Kesler Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I am pleased that my son (aged 32, sev disabled from birth) has the opportunity to move into a supported living (housing association) flat - his care will be paid for. BUT - what a minefield to manage all the costs...??!! Will his benefits (PIP and ESA) be enough to cover food, clothes, rent, energy/utility bills? He has lived at home up to now, so we have covered it all. Wondered if anyone has recently gone though the same process - if so, very grateful for words of wisdom and practical advice. Thank you in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    For help with any rent as he will be living in supported housing then he will need to claim Housing benefit for help with the rent. This needs to be claimed from his Local Authority. 

    As for bills such as energy, TV license, water, internet etc etc then it would be better to ask who ever is responsible for him moving into supported housing, possibly a social worker? They will be able to tell you everything you need to know. 
    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.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,213 Scope online community team
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    Hi @kesler, welcome to the community. I haven't been through this personally but I just wanted to say hello and welcome you to the community. 

    I think Poppy's advice about chatting to whoever is helping him move over is probably the best bet, I'm sure they'll have heard these kinds of questions before. I'll pop your post over to our Housing section where more of our members will be able to find it and offer their advice and experiences too.

    Wishing you and your son the best of luck with his move :)
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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