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ardoyniaardoynia Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi new on here .Can i get somw advice I have taken on the care of my grandchild..Im in receipt of senior pension .Without pension credit Not intiteled to it.Cant get child tax credits but if ive SDP i could apply for CTC.I do recieve Pip Housing benifit .which says Because your sick or disabled i get 65.85 added to my appicable amount.Would that be classed as SDP. I do recieve CB for the child Thankyou 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,152 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ardoynia welcome to the community! I am unsure however some of our community members may know and will be in contact with you soon. Let us know if we can help you further :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The SDP is paid in with pension credit so if you don't receive this then you won't be claiming the SDP. My advice is to visit your local CAB for a full benefits check. Pensioners can't claim universal credit anyway because it's a working age benefit so you should be able to claim tax credits for your grandchild.
    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.
  • ardoyniaardoynia Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi thanks for reply .Its because im a pensioner not recieving Pension Credit .I cant get CTC as they have changed the rules. The only way was Severe Disability premium. But lost that when i became a pensioner. The only payment ive got is Child Benifit 
     Thankyou
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    To claim the SDP when you reached state pension age then you need to claim pension credit, this is the only way you can claim it.

    Why can't you claim CTC, what rules have changed?
    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.
  • ardoyniaardoynia Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Child tax credits is no longer avaible. Only if u have certain benifits like pension credit. Im too old for Universal credit .They will pay if you get Severe disability premium .But i lost that when i wentnon Old age pension .So i only get child benifit for my grandchild .Thankyou for your question
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not sure who's been giving you this advise but it's not correct. You can claim tax credits for your grandchild because you can't claim universal credit.

    You really need to get some expert advice and get a full benefit check by contacting an advice agency near you.
    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.
  • ardoyniaardoynia Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thankyou Poppy  I have had advice from welfare advise. Thats why i came on here thinking they were wrong .The fact is i cant get CTC unless i have a Severe Disability premium .Which i dont have .Because my senior pension is over i think 7pds im not entitled to pension credit.So im left to provide for child on 20pds child benefit 
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