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nightwarsnightwars Member Posts: 12 Listener
im living at home with parents right now and their taking care of me, but im wondering what would happen if i move in with my boyfriend? my needs will still be the same as is the help im getting just the person with me is changing?

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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    Hi there welcome I know from my experience im
    only entitled to claim pip as my partners income counts for every thing so if you receive income based ESA and certain other benefits it will go off your partners income . 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    nightwars said:
    im living at home with parents right now and their taking care of me, but im wondering what would happen if i move in with my boyfriend? my needs will still be the same as is the help im getting just the person with me is changing?

    HI and welcome,

    It will totally depend on exactly what benefits you're claiming. PIP and DLA aren't means tested so won't be affected. Other benefits could be.
    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.
  • JJackson1JJackson1 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    @cupcake88 how are you at the moment
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    @JJackson1 excuse me sorry ? How am I in what way ? 
  • JJackson1JJackson1 Member Posts: 19 Connected
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    My health is up and down thanks for asking . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    @nightwars  does your partner work full or part time ? 
  • JJackson1JJackson1 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    @nightwars it's ok with your pertnets but when you move in with your boyfriend it's going to be fine because he will make sure you get the help you need
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    cupcake88 said:
    @nightwars  does your partner work full or part time ? 

    That may not make any difference here. It wil totally depend on exactly what benefits the other person claims.
    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.
  • nightwarsnightwars Member Posts: 12 Listener
    my boyfriend does night shifts i think full time and he doesnt get any benefits, just me
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    nightwars said:
    my boyfriend does night shifts i think full time and he doesnt get any benefits, just me

    Without knowing exactly what benefits you're claiming then it's impossible to answer your question.
    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.
  • nightwarsnightwars Member Posts: 12 Listener
    pip and esa, i think its the non income one?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to make sure you know exactly which ESA it is that you're claiming. People do get confused with the difference between the 2. You can ring DWP to ask and they will tell you if it's Contributions based, Income Related or Contributions based with an Income related top up.

    As you're single then my guess is that part of it is Income Related, if so then moving in with your partner that works will affect this. No one can really advise you correctly unless you're 100% sure of the benefits you're claiming.

    Regardless of that, all changes must be reported anyway. If you do move then a change of address is needed at least.
    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.
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