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ESA and having a non-dependent living with me

sxcgypsi61 Member Posts: 2 Listener

I am in receipt of Esa support group and pip mobility and care components. If i have a non dependant living with me would my.esa be subject to deductions as the non dependant works full time?. I cannot seem to get a straight answer. Any help appreciated. Thanks


  • Chris_Alumni
    Chris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 689 Pioneering
    Hi @sxcgypsi61, welcome to the community. I've moved your post to our benefits advisors section as they may be able to help. 

  • sxcgypsi61
    sxcgypsi61 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you Chris
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,622 Pioneering
    Hello sxcgypsi61

    If your ESA contains a severe disability premium worth up £61.85 per week then up to this amount can be lost when a non-dependent moves in. You will only be getting the severe disability premium if you: 1) receive a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living component (as it seems you do); and 2) no one receives Carer's Allowance in respect of caring for you; and 3) you live alone (ignoring dependent children and some other disabled people).

    Other than the loss of the severe disability premium above there can be no other losses to your benefits.

    The Benefits Training Co:
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    Michael Chambers
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  • Wales
    Wales Member Posts: 2 Listener
    hi am also on esa support group i get premium of 16.37 a week my 18 old works full time how will that work to my benifits
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,324 Disability Gamechanger

    Just to point out that the SDP is now £64.30 per week, single person rate and not £61.85. 

    @Wales The enhanced disability premium you claim of £16.40 per week won't be affect by this. The only disability premium that will affect this is the severe disability premium of £64.30 per week, if you claim it. 


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