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I'm in recipte of uc disability payment. My wife works 30 hrs a week. My daughter has finished full time education and started work. Will her income effect our uc as she lives at home. 

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

    You will need to tell UC that your daughter is no longer in full time education if you were claiming the child element of UC and this will stop. Other than that her income will not affect your UC payments.
    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.
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @pigeon55,

    If you rent your property and get the Housing element of UC, it is possible that this could be affected by your daughter moving in.
    If you get a disability benefit such as PIP then they would deduct anything from your benefit.
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Non dependent deductions under UC housing element are much more generous than housing benefit was. If the non dependents are under the age of 21 there won't be any deductions, even if the claimant doesn't claim PIP daily living/DLA mid/high rate care.



    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.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi,
    thanks @poppy123456.
    You are quite right. I was just letting @pigeon55 know of the potential impact. Forewarned is forearmed!.
    @pigeon55-sorry, I meant to put that if you get a disability benefit they would NOT deduct anything!
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    My uc benifit is paid as a disability benefit. I get pip lower rate mobility and higher daily living. I also get a disembelement payment due to injury at work. 
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Sorry also our house has a small mortgage on it

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    pigeon55 said:
    My uc benifit is paid as a disability benefit. I get pip lower rate mobility and higher daily living. I also get a disembelement payment due to injury at work. 
    I'm assuming you mean you receive the LCWRA element of UC?

    Do DWP know about the Industrial Injuries disablement benefit? Receiving this will reduce your UC payments because it's classed as Income.
    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.
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Yes they reduce my payment as I recive this benifit. 
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