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Loss of entitlement - SDP and on transistional protection

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    No, losing the SDP wouldn't prompt a move to UC unless a change of circumstances prompted a move and this isn't classed as a change of circumstances. Also a person is still entitled to SDP when a young person reaches 18 as long as they're still in full time non advanced education and still receiving child benefit for them. The only time SDP will stop is when the young person reaches their 20th birthday because tax credits and child benefit stops at that point.

    Transitional protection is different and hasn't yet been put in place. This starts sometime this year and means that when people do start to move across to UC there will be the transitional protection in place so they're not any worse off (so they say but we'll see)
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No because that doesn't qualify the parent/s for child benefit/tax credit because it's paid employment. This means the person claiming the SDP will lose it if the young person still lives at home.
    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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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. There's no transitional protection in place for anyone yet. Losing the SDP is not classed as a change of circumstances that will prompt a move to UC. You'll continue to claim the ESA/housing benefit.
    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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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As always, you're very welcome. :)
    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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