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Hi, my name is violets! My daughter wants to move in with me. Who do I need to inform?

violets
violets Member Posts: 3 Listener
My daughter wants to move in with me, she works. Who do I contact to inform, I’m on pip and esa. I’m also a legal guardian to my grandson so get family credit 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,390 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 14
    Your PIP is not affected.
    Do you get a Severe Disability Premium in your ESA (if it is income based)? If so you will need to inform ESA and, unless your daughter also gets a disability benefit, you will lose the SDP.
    if you currently live alone and get a single person discount on your Council Tax you need to inform them and you will lose the discount.
    if you are claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction you will also have to inform the local authority benefits team and the amount of benefit you get will change because your daughter will be expected to contribute - but if you are claiming Housing Benefit you will be allowed one extra bedroom.
    Contact numbers for all of the relevant organisations will be on letters about your benefits.
    By ‘family credit’ do you mean Child Benefit? This will not be affected.
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    if you have time before your daughter moves in it would be worth seeing if you can have a full benefits check done before she does - particularly if you currently get the SDP in your ESA. You might find you are better off claiming UC and if claimed while still getting ESA with SDP you would get transitional protection which you would retain even after she moves in even though the SDP itself will be lost if you stay on ESA.

    Note to moderators - this might be better in the ‘What benefits am I entitled to? section.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • violets
    violets Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you,who should I phone first ? Can you advice please 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,390 Disability Gamechanger
    You would ring the relevant teams as soon as possible after the change has occurred.

    If you want a benefits check done look for a local advice agency https://advicelocal.uk/

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

    Scope community team

    Hello @violets and welcome to the community, I hope you've found the above information helpful.

    Will you be calling the relevant places suggested by calcoti?
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  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    Just wanted to stop by and add my welcome @violets :)

    How are you getting on? Have you managed to get things sorted? Hope the information has been useful?

    If you do need help with anything else, please do give us a shout. Otherwise, you have a lovely Sunday and all the best for when your daughter moves in with you!

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  • violets
    violets Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou for your advice I will be sorting it this week 

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