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Living on your own

fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
Hi All
I hope someone can help me i am going to move into a place on my own after living with family im in receipt of esa support group with enhanced disability premium and pip am i entitled to any help with the cost and is there any other benefits i can claim thanks. 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @fuzzy   Pleased to meet you.

    I am one of the team of Community Champions.

    Please may I suggest if you wish to speak to one of our team, going to tag the lady right now be able to tell you.

    Lady has exceptional knowledge and expertise on any benefits you may need to apply.

    @poppy123456 my friend please can help this member  thank you.

    For the costs I do know you probably have to pay if your moving.

    I know every time I moved paid removal costs looked on line.

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    Other looking at any else costs other support financial and budgeting and so on.  Grants be useful.  Given might need white goods or extra expenses.

    Money Advice Centre 

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    Other ones useful has a range of services and support.

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    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    You could enquire if this a Council Home or Housing Association, they should be supporting you.

    If you have a support worker or health worker, outreach helping you if you have mental health they should be contacted.

    I would ask them.

    Please take care.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Thanks @thespiceman for the tag

    You say you're claiming PIP but you don't say which parts you're claiming, there's 2 parts. If it's daily living and no one claims carers allowance for looking after you then you'll be able to claim the Severe disability premium in with your ESA BUT you will need to claim this first, as soon as you start living on your own.

    Once the SDP is in place you'll then be able to claim for housing benefit, if needed. If you're privately renting then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance for your area. Check here, what you could claim. https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/

    If someone is claiming carers allowance for looking after you then you won't be able to claim the SDP and then you won't be able to claim for housing benefit, it will have to be Universal Credit for help with the rent. If you claim UC then your ESA will stop and transfer to UC. Your Support Group award will be honoured in UC BUT it may take a little while for this to happen so your payments maybe less until the LCWRA is added to your claim.

    When you say help with moving, do you mean help with the cost? If so then a budgeting loan is possible from DWP as you're claiming Income related ESA. This loan will need to be repaid back from your fortnightly payments. See link. https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-help-benefits/eligibility

    Discretionary housing payments also help with the cost of moving but it's not guaranteed that you will get this. It will really depend on your local council. See link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/claiming-discretionary-housing-payments/claiming-discretionary-housing-payments

    It's a lot to take in and understand so you may want to get some face to face advice from an agency near you.



    Community champion and 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.
  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you that was very helpful i get enhanced rate mobility and standard for personal care thanks 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Then if no one's claiming carers allowance or the carers element of UC for looking after you then once you move and are living alone you should claim the SDP by ringing DWP/ESA. Once this is in payment you can then claim housing benefit.
    Community champion and 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.
  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you once again no one is claiming carers allowance i will give them a call once i move in.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
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    Please take care.

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  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you i will look into this im all for saving money.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Very best of luck with this @fuzzy. Please do let us know how you get on!
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  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you Chloe i will do .
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    It is nice to have more people discussing about being independent. I totally agree with everything. 

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