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Are there any circumstances in which industrial injuries benefit is disregarded as income when claiming income support? Thanks

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  • atlas47atlas47 Member Posts: 118 Pioneering
    Hi @bluebadsad

    As far as I am aware IIDB are not a means tested benefit and therefore count as income.

    I am tagging @mikehughescq , as I understand he is a welfare rights officer, to provide a more definitive answer.

    Best wishes
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    It depends on what other benefits, if any you and a partner that you live with claim. If you're claiming a means tested benefit like Income Related ESA/JSA, Income Support, housing benefit, pension credit, Universal Credit then yes it affects them.

    Contributions based benefits are not affected. See link for confirmation and scroll down to 4.4 affects on other benefits.

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  • atlas47atlas47 Member Posts: 118 Pioneering
    Hi @poppy123456

    As you have stated in your post above, Income Support and IIDB, are counted as actual income, for this benefit.

    No doubt, when @mikehughescq, cares to breeze along, he will provide a divinity view.

    Best wishes
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    IIDB is counted as income for means tested benefits, not the other way around.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,005 Disability Gamechanger
    atlas47 said:
    Hi @poppy123456

    As you have stated in your post above, Income Support and IIDB, are counted as actual income, for this benefit.

    No doubt, when @mikehughescq, cares to breeze along, he will provide a divinity view.

    Best wishes
    Say what? A what?

    The answer regarding whether IIDB depends what events are in payment. We need a breakdown.

  • blueboysadblueboysad Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Hello.My wife and I do not work.I claim Income support as a carer for my 12yr old grandson who lives with us and we have parental rights for him.My grandson receives middle rate care and low rate mobility DLA.I also receive carers allowance for him.We also receive child tax credits,child benefit and council tax reduction.I also receive IIDB life award due to a work accident.We have been on income support about 2 yrs and I have been receiving IIDB for several years.I was browsing at a recent Income support letter and spotted a break down of my claim which stated income you have told us about and it didn't mention my IIDB.I am a very honest guy and I am sure I mentioned the IIDB when I made my Income support claim.Before I ring the DWP to check my claim I am seeking advice to find out if my IIDB benefit could possibly have been disregarded with my Income support claim.Thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's counted as income for the Income Support. Do you have any paper work from when you first applied for Income Support?
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  • blueboysadblueboysad Member Posts: 6 Connected
    No unfortunately
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,005 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, some elements of it could be disregarded in some circumstances. However, now you’ve posted this on a public forum I’d strongly suggest that you write rather than call and do so sooner rather than later as it will paint any alleged failure to disclose in a much better light of you’re seen to be proactive at this point. 
  • blueboysadblueboysad Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Tried to ring Income support today twice.First call on hold 78 mins gave up.Second call 54 mins gave up again.Income support are now ringing me tomorrow hopefully I will get sorted.Thanks for your replies
  • blueboysadblueboysad Member Posts: 6 Connected
    DWP rang today and they are looking at my original income support claim.They thanked me for bringing it to their attention and will receive a letter shortly.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Fingers crossed it all gets resolved quickly for you @blueboysad.
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