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TOPIC: Will it effect my benefits???

Will it effect my benefits??? 7 years 5 months ago #13372

Hello,


I am a singe parent on benefits also now in receipt of D.L.A thanks to this wonderful site.

My eldest son is 21 and suffers with agoraphobia, so is unable to go out. His friend visits almost everyday, and is also on benefits. Due to a car accident 3 years ago.

My younger son is Autistic and 18 but is still in full time education at college for special needs. He does get D.L.A, and l get carers allowance for him.

My daughter is 11 also has special needs.

My concern is about my eldest son he wants me to let his friend move in with us as he has no permenant address, and spends most of his time here.

Would this effect my benefits if l was to let him move in?

Pease can someone help me with this.

Thanks
Bel

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Re:Will it effect my benefits??? 7 years 5 months ago #13379

Hi Bel,

I'm afraid two of our benefits advisers are currently off ill. One is still in hospital, and the other has just come out today, so currently we only have one moderator who's a benefits adviser.

I think it would only effect your CA or any means-tested benefits you may receive if you were paid board and lodging, and the amount paid. It certainly won't affect your DLA.

Unless, our benefits adviser is around and can answer your query, my advice would be to 'phone the Benefits Enquiry Line on 0800 882200 and ask them. They can only deal with general enquiries as they don't have access to your case files, and they don't even have to know your name.

Hope this helps.

Pat

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Re:Will it effect my benefits??? 7 years 5 months ago #13382

Bel wrote:

Hello,


I am a singe parent on benefits also now in receipt of D.L.A thanks to this wonderful site.

My eldest son is 21 and suffers with agoraphobia, so is unable to go out. His friend visits almost everyday, and is also on benefits. Due to a car accident 3 years ago.

My younger son is Autistic and 18 but is still in full time education at college for special needs. He does get D.L.A, and l get carers allowance for him.

My daughter is 11 also has special needs.

My concern is about my eldest son he wants me to let his friend move in with us as he has no permenant address, and spends most of his time here.

Would this effect my benefits if l was to let him move in?

Pease can someone help me with this.

Thanks
Bel


It is impossible to give a precise answer to your question because it depends on a number of factors in connection with status such as the person's age, employment if working, any social security benefits received etc, but it may impact upon any means-tested benefits benefits you receive such as Income Support, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

You will need to contact an advice agency such as a CAB with all the details to evaluate whether your son's friend's residence with you, will have any effect on your benefit entitlement, but if he moves in for any period no matter how short, you must inform the relevant benefit authorities of the change of circumstances.

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Re:Will it effect my benefits??? 7 years 5 months ago #13399

Hello,


Thankyou Pat for your help. I hope both the advisers get better soon.

Thankyou Crazydiamond for your advice to.



Bel

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