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Divorce disabled child Carers

Hi
im new, looking for advice about getting divorced while being main parent and Carer of a disabled child.
my ex is only breadwinner.
im unlikely to be able to work as child gets dla and I get Carers.
iF I was to claim universal credit would my previous savings be counted? What about my pension (which I don’t claim yet as I’m not at that age). 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,528 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    May i ask what you mean by previous savings?
  • flowermama
    flowermama Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I saw on a benefits calculator that the Dwp will take into account any capital that you’ve given away or spent even if you no longer have access to it.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,528 Disability Gamechanger
    That's only for those who already claim means tested benefits. However, when claiming a means tested benefit if you have given away savings they may ask questions why you did this because they could think that you did it to claim a means tested benefit, which could be classed as deprivation of capital. Bank statements will be needed when claiming a means tested benefit.

    Your future pension is not counted when claiming UC because you're not yet claiming this.


  • flowermama
    flowermama Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ok thanks. Is there a time limit that they check?6months? A year? 2years? 

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