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TheCleaningFairy
TheCleaningFairy Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, my son (20) has had 5 uc payments. We submitted his Uc50 in February and are still waiting to hear about it. He is autistic. I'm his appointee. Yesterday we got a message in his journal saying they are doing a review to make sure his payments are correct. I'm completely new to UC. 

His UC and PIP is paid into mine and his father's joint account along with his siblings DLA payments and child benefit.

We transfer £100 to my son's current account every month for him to buy whatever be wants. He spends some of it. 

UC have said we can redact any transactions not relating to my son on our bank statements.

Providing his separate savings and current account statements will be fine.

I can show my son's pip and UC payments on our statements but I won't be able to show outgoings relating to him personally. If he or his siblings need something it's bought for them. I thought it would be easier this way but now I'm thinking UC won't be able to decide what his capital is.

I'm worried what they will do. Also I'm wondering if a separate account for his PIP and UC would be easier going forward for UC purposes. And then we could transfer money in our account monthly like a lodger would.

Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    I"m also my daughter's appointee and she claims the same benefits as your son. Both of her benefits are paid into my bank account. I take out her share of the bills split 50/50 because we live together. Then I transfer what's left to her bank account. 

    Even though she has ASD and a learning disability she should still have access to her own bank account to at least have some control of what's rightfully hers. 

    For his UC you are right to be concerned because like you said, how are they going to know what's his and what isn't. This could also cause problems if you're claiming any means tested benefits yourself. 
    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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