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SDP Premium, Income Support & My Son

Pat61
Pat61 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I'm a carer for my adult son, and get Carers Allowance. I also get Income Support, and just got PIP for myself. After this, I received an IS10 form asking for information to see if I'm able get a SDP premium added to my income support.

This is a bit complicated as my adult son lives with me, and gives me money each month to help with food/bills. The form asks how much he puts towards food/rent, and I'm not sure if it'd impact my IS? I think my son also getting PIP means I can still get SDP with him living with. Would this impact my Income Support in any way as I know you're only allowed so much in savings, or not matter being as my son gets PIP? Not sure if worth returning the form.

Sorry if this the wrong place to ask. What I'm trying to ask is, depending on the amounts I say my son gives me for food, could they then take that off my IS?

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,650 Disability Gamechanger
    It doesn't mater how much he pays you towards the rent, this doesn't affect your entitlement to the SDP and it doesn't affect your IS.
    If no other adults live at home with you, other than your son (unless they all claim a qualifying disability benefit, or they are registered blind) then you will qualify for SDP. This can be backdated to the start of your PIP award, if you qualfied at that time.
    The quickest way to claim the SDP is by ringing DWP and applying over the phone, rather then filling out the form.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,321 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t know why they ask about contributions for rent or food on the IS10 form.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,650 Disability Gamechanger
    calcotti said:
    I don’t know why they ask about contributions for rent or food on the IS10 form.

    Me either because it's irrelevant.

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