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reused ESA premium

Victoria_Falcon82Victoria_Falcon82 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi ive recently been awarded PIP high mobility and standard living and been reused ESA premium as my 18 year old full time student daughter lives with me who i recieve child benefit/ child Tax credits for , I've been informed she's still a dependant and the decision is wrong but don't know how to dispute this as I haven't had this in writing , I was informed when I called to enquire . I'm in the same situation I would be in if she was e.g. 1 , 2 , 5 , 10 or 16 years old , thank you Victoria Falcon 

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

    I assume you're talking about the severe disability premium. Are you claiming the old style income related ESA or the New style ESA?

    If it's income related then is there any other adults living with you or just your daughter?
    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.
  • Victoria_Falcon82Victoria_Falcon82 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for reply Poppy Yes the income related one and no just me and my daughter 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're still claiming child benefit for her then she's still classed as a dependent which means you're entitled to claim the SDP. My advice is to send them copies of your child benefit/tax credits award letter and this will prove that you're still claiming them.
    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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