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TOPIC: What kind of changes

What kind of changes 2 months 3 weeks ago #168104

Hello.

I'm in receipt of esa (support) and I live alone. My daughter might have to move in with me for approx. a year. It won't be for a while yet but I realise I will have to inform the DWP because there will be a reduction in my benefit won't there? I know for certain there will be a change to my rent and council tax benefits but not sure how much they will take off my esa. Does anyone know where I can find this information please? I don't want to contact them until my daughter knows for sure that she'll need to move in. Thank you.
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What kind of changes 2 months 3 weeks ago #168124

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Flo

We can't give detailed financial advice on the forum, you should try and get face to face advice from a trained advisor who should be able to calculate your benefits if your daughter moves in.

Your ESA should not be directly affected as your daughter will not be considered as part of your household but if you receive the Severe Disability Premium as part of your ESA then I would expect this to stop unless your daughter receives Attendance Allowance, DLA Medium or Higher Rate Care or PIP Daily Living, in which case you should be considered as still living alone.

I would expect your HB to be affected, but it's not a benefit that we advice on.

Gordon
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What kind of changes 2 months 3 weeks ago #168162

Do you get DLA or PIP? Because if you are in receipt of the care component of DLA or the daily living component of PIP you will be exempt from non dependant deductions from your HB and CT under Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 Reg. 74, 6B. I have been going through this myself recently so can empathise
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What kind of changes 1 month 3 weeks ago #170320

Hi non-smoker, thanks for your post. Yes I get middle rate care and low rate mobility DLA. All I want to do is do things correctly and not get into any trouble. I don't really know where to go for personal advice and I want to know what I need to do before my daughter moves in.
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What kind of changes 1 month 3 weeks ago #170321

Thank you for your reply Gordon. No my daughter is in no receipt of any benefits and works full time. I know there will be changes and I'm just trying to find out what they are and who I need to contact prior to her moving in. As I said, it won't be for a while yet but I like to know where I stand.
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What kind of changes 1 month 3 weeks ago #170387

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flo1 wrote:
Hi non-smoker, thanks for your post. Yes I get middle rate care and low rate mobility DLA. All I want to do is do things correctly and not get into any trouble. I don't really know where to go for personal advice and I want to know what I need to do before my daughter moves in.

Do an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county.

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