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Autism and Universal Credit
My son is autistic, and not able to communicate, so I deal with everything for him. He is a new claimant for Universal Credit having become an adult. As a disabled child, he received child tax credits and child benefit as well as PIP. Now that he is only getting UC and PIP, his money has dropped by £109.50 per WEEK. He will also have to carry on paying £14.60 each week towards his respite care, which is compulsory no matter what your income. I can hardly believe that this is lawful. If he did not have his PIP, we could not afford to exist.