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Hi, my name is Cammysmum!

I'm looking for advice as my son is going into independent living... And I am. Moving out... 

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

    May i ask what advise you would like please? I'm sure someone will be to answer any questions you have or point in the right direction at least.
    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Hi Cammysmum
    I cant help with housing as I live in a horsebox. But goodluc . 
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Instead of moving my severely autistic non verbal. Son. Out if his home... I would pref to move out and rent him our home... He nerds to be with younger people and fitter people... I' have looked after him alone for 20 years and now feel it time for him to. Get used to life without me looking after him. 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Bless thats kin . Will you rent private and rent your house to your son. Cant see why not as he will be entitled to housing benefit. 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    You can do tbat rent your house to your son. But get private rent for yourself firs . Contact your local council once you have got anotber abode and address for yourself.  
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I will be moving in with my husband. We only got married three weeks ago.. And just back off honeymoon.. I'm setting a care package up with my local council to ensure he has independent living whilst I can see how it works for him. Just don't know if I should apply for esa or universal credit??? 

  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Esa or unversal credit for who ?
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    My son.... Who is 20 and on pip. 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    It will be unversal credit tbat also covers ESA.  You can phone the job centrre and tbey will put you straight. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It may not be possible to pass on the tenancy to your son, you will need to speak to your landlord regarding this.

    For benefits then the only benefit that's possible for him to claim is Universal Credit. If he has a limited capability for work then he will need fit notes from his GP to be able to start the limited capability for work process off.

    I would advise you to get some expert face to face advice from an agency near you. Put your postcode into this link and it will tell you what's local to you for that advice. https://advicelocal.uk/

    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.
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Sorry its my own home.... Not rented..... Forgot to add 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you mean for your son to claim for help with the rent for this? If so then you will need to provide a tenancy agreement for him and then you need to prove that the tenancy is a commercial one rather than an informal family arrangement. For example, if he didn't pay the rent would you evict him? https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/benefits/housing_benefit_renting_from_family

    Also as you will be classed as a private landlord then he will only be able to claim for 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance.

    This is really complicated and you really do need to get some expert face to face advice from an agency near you. Then you'll be able to give them all your information and they will advise you correctly.


    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    He will be able to claim housing benefit for a second bedroom if he has a carer stay on an ad hoc basis. 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    He will be able to claim housing benefit for a second bedroom if he has a carer stay on an ad hoc basis. 


    HI,

    Sorry, that's not correct because new claims for housing benefit are no longer possible unless a person is claiming a severe disability premium and in this case they are not. All areas are now a full Universal Credit area and it will be this they will need to claim but whether they can claim for help with any rent here in another matter. Expert advice is needed here.
    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    The lady states her son is fully autistic non verbal. Why wouldnt he be allowed a carer on his bad days ?????? 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    How do you know he is not claiming severe disabilty premium. You should do your home work before you rubbish people off to make yourself sound important. 
    Its nice to be important but more important to be nice 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The lady states her son is fully autistic non verbal. Why wouldnt he be allowed a carer on his bad days ?????? 

    I never said he wouldn't be allowed a carer if you have another read of what i advised.

    New claims for housing benefit are no longer possible because all areas are now a full Universal Credit area. As the house is her own house then renting to her son if he needs to claim for help with the rent may not be possible which is why i advised her to get some expert face to face advice. It's not always possible to claim for help with any rent when renting from family members.
    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Poppy were all equal and we dont stamp on people. If we do we do it gently. 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Poppy your the boss 
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Nice name poppy
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you are miss judging me here because i never said we weren't all equal. I'm disabled myself and so is my daughter.

    I don't make the benefit rules, i'm just here to give the advice and my advice here is correct. Please read the link i provided above about renting to family members, it may not be possible.

    Here's the link i posted above about renting to family members. https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/benefits/housing_benefit_renting_from_family

    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.
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    He is currently awaiting a care package for 24 hour care. 2/1  mostly... To be set in place for when I leave.. They will be doing waking nights.. I. Just need to know who I can speak too..??    I know its viable as other parents have done this in my Area but they are struggling with their own problems to help me.... Iv asked around and no one seems to have the way to go about it... Its very confusing... To me... Thanks for all your in put. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You haven't said if he will need help with the rent here. If he will then put your postcode into this link and it will tell you what's local to you for face to face advice. https://advicelocal.uk/ when you've put your postcode in drop the next box down to welfare benefits.

    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Poppy your the person who can help this lady damn good lady to say the least.  Respect to you poppy and sorry for challenging your sharpness. Your a gentle soul. Bless
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Your very very knowledgable Poppy I applaud you. Well done. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2020
    Poppy your the person who can help this lady damn good lady to say the least.  Respect to you poppy and sorry for challenging your sharpness. Your a gentle soul. Bless

    Thank you for your very kind words they are very much appreciated. I'm here to help others and have helped thousands of people but sadly sometimes, helping someone on an internet forum can be extremely difficult and this situation is one of them.

    If the son needs to claim for help with the rent then mum/dad really do need to get some face to face advice. It maybe that only a decision maker at DWP can decide whether to award any help for housing element.
    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.
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you for your advice.. Its a Minefield as no one actually knows the answers. Its a complicated case.. And finding the right person to ask is difficult.... Ost have said its easier if he goes into a private landlord. But I want him to stay In his own home... But can't afford to not get rent for it... To help me pay my own rent with my new husband.... 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The question they will ask is if you will evict him if he doesn't pay the rent because it has to be on a commercial basis. It's extremely complicated when renting to family members. I totally understand where you're coming from and wanting him to stay in his own home.
    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Citizens advice will put you right 

  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Follow the link poppy sent you
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Goodnight poppy 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They may not even be able to give you a definite yes or no and potentially the only person that can is a decision maker from DWP.
    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.
  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Goodnight Cammysmum 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Goodnight poppy 

    Goodnight :)
    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.
  • CammysmumCammysmum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Sorry I fell asleep thanks again.. I will seek dwo and citizen advice. Too.. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Cammysmum   Pleased to meet you.

    I would contact Shelter a lot on the website about renting and the legalities.

    https://www.shelter.org.uk.

    When you go on to the website scroll to Housing advice and asks for England, Scotland or Wales, Northern Ireland..

    @poppy123456 my friend has given you a lot of advice and guidance.


    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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