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Hi, my name is janetanne! Will I lose out on benefits if my son moves in?

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janetanne
janetanne Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I hope someone on here can help me as I'm so very confused regarding my benefits.i currently get pip and ESA this includes severe disability and disability income guarantee and support group...I also get  full housing and council tax benefits .I am allowed also a spare bedroom for my carer to stay when needed ( my son)
Over the last year my illness as worsened and I'm relying on my son a lot more .my son is self employed and as cut his work time down to help me more I'm now thinking of asking if he would move in permanently What I understand is I will then lose my severe disability payment of £81 .50 but do I also lose the disability guarantee money £20.85  and support group payments £47 70?
The other thing is ...he would then have to claim carers allowance for me and cut his work  hours right down ...it states he's allowed to earn £151.00  and still get the  carers allowance?. I Went on a benefit calculator and when I put this in it stated I wouldn't get any ESA anymore...meaning I would lose the whole lot if my son moved in to care for me and still worked the hours to get the £151.00?. surely this cannot be right ? This would mean he would be better off to not work at all because  what he would earn would then be taken from myself.  I hope you can help

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Seems like you put the information into the benefits calculator incorrectly. You won't lose everything, it's just the SDP. The disability income guarantee is otherwise known as Enhanced disability premium, this is automatically paid when in the Support Group claiming Income Related. 

    Yes he can claim carers allowance, if his earnings are less than £151/week. 
    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: 3,193 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello  @janetanne, welcome to the community. I can see Poppy is already giving some helpful advice, but I just wanted to say hello and welcome! I'll move your post over to our benefits section where more members can find it :)
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