Should son's benefits affect my claim for benefits?
My son has ASD amongst other things, and because of this cannot handle his own financial affairs. I have a bank account, separate from my current account, in which his benefits are paid so that I can manage his affairs for him (I am his Appointee for benefits purposes). However because of this, when I tried to claim for housing benefit, this account was used in the calculation for savings and I was awarded nothing. Is this right? I told the council this was a managed account for my son, but they ignored me. Although I have access to the account, it's not my money. My son lives with me yes, but he is exempt from Council tax and is on enhanced PIP and in the support group for ESA.