Will my grandson be entitled to any benefits when he turns 16?

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jane61
jane61 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2018 in Benefits and income
My grandson who lives with me will be 16 in August he gets dla he won't be going on to further education as the education he's had in the last 4 years has been a non existent he doesn't leave the house will he be entitled to any benefits 

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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Empowering
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    He may get ESA. Unless you're in an UC area. But any benefits you get for him, will stop.
  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Championing
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    I I am not a benefits adviser but you grandson  may be able yo claim ESA or PIP if he fits the descriptors for PIP. To find out if he does, take a self test on the benefits and work site.http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/inde.
    or try one of the other sites turn to us or this site. Good luck.
  • Government_needs_reform
    Government_needs_reform Community member Posts: 859 Trailblazing
    edited March 2018
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    @jane61 as he is on DLA at the moment when he becomes 16 he will be invited to claim PIP.

    Take a look at this information regarding the changes when he is 16.

    This guide looks at the benefits it may be possible for a young disabled person to claim once they turn 16 years of age.

    See here hopefully this will give you some further insight to help he maybe entitled to. https://contact.org.uk/media/741263/personal_independence_payment_and_other_benefits_at_16.pdf