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ESA and having a non-dependent living with me

sxcgypsi61sxcgypsi61 Member Posts: 2 Listener

I am in receipt of Esa support group and pip mobility and care components. If i have a non dependant living with me would my.esa be subject to deductions as the non dependant works full time?. I cannot seem to get a straight answer. Any help appreciated. Thanks


  • Chris_AlumniChris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 695 Pioneering
    Hi @sxcgypsi61, welcome to the community. I've moved your post to our benefits advisors section as they may be able to help. 

  • sxcgypsi61sxcgypsi61 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you Chris
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello sxcgypsi61

    If your ESA contains a severe disability premium worth up £61.85 per week then up to this amount can be lost when a non-dependent moves in. You will only be getting the severe disability premium if you: 1) receive a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living component (as it seems you do); and 2) no one receives Carer's Allowance in respect of caring for you; and 3) you live alone (ignoring dependent children and some other disabled people).

    Other than the loss of the severe disability premium above there can be no other losses to your benefits.

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  • WalesWales Member Posts: 2 Listener
    hi am also on esa support group i get premium of 16.37 a week my 18 old works full time how will that work to my benifits
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,017 Disability Gamechanger

    Just to point out that the SDP is now £64.30 per week, single person rate and not £61.85. 

    @Wales The enhanced disability premium you claim of £16.40 per week won't be affect by this. The only disability premium that will affect this is the severe disability premium of £64.30 per week, if you claim it. 
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