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Son moving back home.

Hi,
My son is moving back in to live with me next month. 
I am currently receiving ESA (WRAG), SDP and enhanced pip (both elements). 
Will this change mean I will have to claim UC instead? 
Many thanks for any reply :smiley: 
leon630

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

    If your son doesn't claim a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care then you will lose the SDP, which is £65.85 per week.

    You will also need to contact your local council because you will also lose the single person discount for your council tax.

    It won't prompt a move to UC. Hope this helps.
    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.
  • Leon630Leon630 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi Poppy,
    Thank you so much for your quick reply :smiley: 
    Yes, I understand I will lose the SDP. I was really more concerned about having to move onto UC. I am so glad this will not prompt a move.
    I will contact the council as soon as he moves in. Should I contact the DWP before he moves in or on the day?
    Thank you again 
    Leon630.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome,

    Contact DWP and your local council on the day he moves in.
    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.
  • Leon630Leon630 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    So sorry Poppy.
    I didn't realise I had posted this twice...:/
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    I've removed the duplicates @Leon630
    Can I just double check whether you are receiving any other benefits such as housing benefit?
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  • Leon630Leon630 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi Adrian,
    Sorry about the duplicates and thank you for removing them :smile:
    Yes, I receive Housing Benefit but pay 14% due to the extra bedroom I have at the moment. I receive Council tax benefit (25% discount as a single person),  ESA  WRAG rate, SDP and Enhanced rate PIP both elements.
    Will any of these be reduced, apart from losing the SDP, or will it make no difference? 
    Many thanks for your help.
    Leon630
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Depending on the age and working status of your son @Leon630 you could lose some of your housing benefit and your council tax reduction. Is your son currently working or claiming any benefits at all?
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Depending on the age and working status of your son @Leon630 you could lose some of your housing benefit and your council tax reduction. Is your son currently working or claiming any benefits at all?

    HI Adrian,

    Non dependent deductions wouldn't apply here because @Leon630 claims PIP. I think you may have missed that part.

    Council tax reduction, the 25% single person discount would be lost here but anything else, i couldn't comment because all local councils have their own criteria.
    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.
  • Leon630Leon630 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi Adrian and Poppy,
    Thank you for the much appreciated replies.
    My son is 33, Self Employed and not claiming any benefits.
    Leon630
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Leon630 said:
    Hi Adrian and Poppy,
    Thank you for the much appreciated replies.
    My son is 33, Self Employed and not claiming any benefits.
    Leon630

    For your housing benefit, it doesn't matter how much he earns because you're claiming PIP, there will be no non dependent deductions.


    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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