Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Am I able to claim any benefits?

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JanineR79
JanineR79 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I have been told I may be able to apply for some benefits but I'm not sure if I actually qualify. I have two autistic children my son needs a lot of support currently. I was advised having the autism diagnosis meant I could claim something and possibly a blue badge is this correct. I work part time but earn more than the £128 a week stated in the info. Thank you.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,336 Disability Gamechanger
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    A diagnosis doesn’t automatically entitle anyone to any benefits.
    If your son is under 16 then you can look at claiming DLA for him. You will need to prove he has a lot more care and attention needs than another child the same age who doesn’t have a disability.
    https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financial-support/help-with-benefits/disability-living-allowance
    You won’t be able to claim carers allowance for looking after him unless he’s claiming either mid/high rate care DLA. 
    Whether you’re entitled to any other benefits as a family will depend on your circumstances. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=1c9a5977-88fc-4016-86dc-84d28312318e
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,507 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @JanineR79 :) 

    I was also going to suggest that you have a look at doing an online benefits calculator. This can be a useful way of seeing what you may be entitled to claim. 

    Have you been able to have a look at the one poppy123456 sent you a link to above? 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,336 Disability Gamechanger
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    I find your comment quite rude! You can have a read of the rules of the community here. https://www.scope.org.uk/community-house-rules/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Community_Scope
    Community_Scope Posts: 1,044 Scope online community team
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    Hi all,

    Just to make you aware, a comment has been removed from this thread due to breaching the house rules that keep the online community a safe, inclusive space. 

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