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Changes to my UC because my son has left school and is working
currently receive UC which includes Disability living allowance as well as housing benefit, I rent privately so I am about £400 short of my rent. I also get PIP at standard rate for both mobility and daily living. My son who is 19 has just recently started working full time and I am concerned about this affecting my housing benefit and council tax. I understand that he is now classed as a non- dependent and his wages will reduce my housing benefit according to how much he earns. I have also read that he will be exempt from contributing if I receive Standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP, which I do. Can anyone clarify this for me? I’ve just lost maintenance from his dad when he turned 18, lost the child allowance of UC as well as child benefit so I’m already down about £1000 a month. If they deduct from my housing benefit and council tax because he’s working I am literally going to be on the floor.
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