What benefits am I entitled to?
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Help , Benefit advice gratefully recieved

Our 19 Yr old Son who has spastic quad CP , Epilepsy and Severe Hydrocephalus is currently studying a foundation course at our local college , He is due to turn 20 at the end of March and we have been seeking advice re benefits for months and seem to be getting nowhere
We currently receive PIP at the higher rate for both components , Carers Allowance , Child & Working tax credits and Child Benefit which are both due to end in March.
Our Son is currently struggling at college and would like to leave as the stress is bringing on more health issues but we are unsure as to what his entitlements are
Many thanks in advance


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Once he leaves college and benefits for him stop then he'll be entitled to means tested benefits in his own right. If your area is a full universal credit are then it would be this he'll need to claim. If it's not then he would claim ESA. For either of these a fit/sick note would be required. ESA payments can start as quick as 3 weeks but Universal Credit there's a 6 week wait. You can put your postcode into this to see what's in your area.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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