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Non dependend deductions from housing benefit and council tax

faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
Good  evening
 I am currently in receipt of  support group esa and high  mobility  and care on pip due to severe rhumetiod  arthritis  . My 18 year old daughter has left  sixth  for  and now has a full time aprentiship  job that  she earns  over her minimum  wage  . The council have contacted  me asking for ny non dependant wage slips  so they can reduce  my entitled to housing  benefit  . But i was under  the impression  i am examped from any reductions  as i receive  higher care  pip .can anyone  advise? 

Thank you 

Fay




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  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You are correct, non dependent deductions do not apply to you.
    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.
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
     Thank  you @poppy123456 for your  reply . Do i still send the wage slips as idont see why they would  need them if i am exempt  

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If a claimant doesn't provide income details from non dependents they take the maximum amount from your benefits BUT as non dependent deductions do not apply to you then there shouldn't be any need to supply them with this information because it's irrelevant.
    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.
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Thars correct. !
    But if I was you I'd remind them if your situation cos they could get you in a mess of debt.
    Phone them
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Just to add, if you were claiming the severe disability premium in with your ESA then you'll need to ring DWP to report the changes because you will no longer be entitled to claim this, unless your daughter also claims a qualify benefit such as PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care.

    Also if you were claiming the single person discount for your council tax then you will also lose this.
    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.
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    I was receiving  sdp but that  stopped when  she left education .i called the council today and explained  that  i recive high rate  care  on pip and inwas told i still need to send in her pay  slips which makes no sense at all
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    I was also told if i do not  send them  in my housing  benefit  will stop  and i will owe  all benefit  received  from when she left sixth  form 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You shouldn't need to send anything because deductions don't apply. Having said that, it's not going to harm anything if you do send them in.
    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.
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    I asked if  i needed to  send proof of my pip  but she just said well  we havent asked for  that have we i then asked if  they have it down that i receive  the high care rate for pip and she just  said  what has that got to  do with  my housing benefit  i think i may ring  up again and see  if i can speak to someone different 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Enhanced daily living PIP makes no difference, all you need is a daily living PIP award to be exempt from non dependent deductions and they will know you already claim this because DWP share information with 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.
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Ok thank you the woman on the phone  seemd to have no idea  what she  was talking  about and seemed to not realise  i recived  pip ill ring tomorow  and see what they  say .Thank  you for your  advice
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @faydhar,

    how frustrating! People working in Council's Housing Benefit teams should certainly be aware that there are no non-dependent deductions in your circumstances.

    Let us know how you get on when you ring them today  :)
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @faydhar, I'm glad other members have been able to advice you about this. I hope you can get through to PIP today and please do let us know if there's anything else we can do. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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