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TOPIC: my entitlements

my entitlements 7 years 4 days ago #13430

hi all,
I have a question on claiming income support.
I have been awarded higher rate of care recently and have been already on higher rate for mobility since 2007.
I have a son aged 17 in full time education who lives with me. No one claims carers allowance.

Just recently, i have put a claim on income support. I am on following benefits:
DLA care rate Higher
DLA mobilty rate higher since 2007
Incapacity benefit since 2007
Full Housing and concil tax benefits

My income as following:
child maintainance £67 per week(arranged through CSA)
Child benfits £20 per week
I live in a housing association's property

What are my entitlements to claim income support?
Will I be assessed for ESA?
Will I be able to get any disable people premiums?
The lady from the benefits help line said I might be eligible to income support top up. Anyone has an idea to how these benefits are caculated?
many thanks
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Re:my entitlements 7 years 4 days ago #13431

  • pata1
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Hi,

It's impossible for us to give individual advice on what benefits you might be entitled to. As moderators, we can only advise on benefits that are covered in the members area, which are DLA, Carers Allowance and IB or ESA. We cannot give advice on means-tested benefits as we do not deal with these type of benefits.

You need to contact the Benefits Enquiry Line on 0800 882200 who will be able to advise if you are receiving all the benefits that you may be entitled to.

You can also try using the online calculator Entitled To

Sorry, I cannot be more helpful, but on this forum we specialise in incapacity and disability benefits.

Good luck.

Pat
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Re:my entitlements 7 years 4 days ago #13436

Your local CAB will be able to carry out a benefits check and see what benefits at what rates you are entitled to.

That's not instead of the options put forward by Pat.
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Re:my entitlements 7 years 3 days ago #13474

thanx for the reponse,iv just spokento the local disability allaince and they 'v told me to wait for the out comes.
regards
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