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    • yellowduck123
    • By yellowduck123 12th Sep 17, 7:39 PM
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    63 years of age looking too move in with son + partner
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    • 12th Sep 17, 7:39 PM
    63 years of age looking too move in with son + partner 12th Sep 17 at 7:39 PM
    Hi

    I currently reside myself,registered disabled,63 years old,looking to move in with her son + partner who both work full time.

    Would this affect my money in any way?

    Currently receive:

    DLA: High Rate Care + High Rate mobility.
    ESA:218/fortnight
    Works Pension: 350/month
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    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 13th Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    I don't think it would affect any of those, certainly not the DLA or the Pension.
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    • Tomsdottir
    • By Tomsdottir 15th Sep 17, 12:52 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:52 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:52 AM
    Hallo there


    It looks as though your ESA currently includes what's called the "severe disability premium". This is an amount which is payable to someone who is severely disabled and who lives alone, and for whom no-one claims carer's allowance. Once you move in with your son and his partner, you no longer live alone, and so you would no longer qualify for the severe disability premium. This could mean a drop of up to £62 a week in your ESA - depending on whether your ESA is income related ESA or contributory ESA or both. A local CAB or welfare rights organisation, or Age Concern helpline could give you confidential information on your precise situation. Of course, to some extent, this loss is offset by lower living costs when you share with others.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Sep 17, 7:26 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:26 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:26 AM
    Hallo there


    It looks as though your ESA currently includes what's called the "severe disability premium". This is an amount which is payable to someone who is severely disabled and who lives alone, and for whom no-one claims carer's allowance. Once you move in with your son and his partner, you no longer live alone, and so you would no longer qualify for the severe disability premium. This could mean a drop of up to £62 a week in your ESA - depending on whether your ESA is income related ESA or contributory ESA or both. A local CAB or welfare rights organisation, or Age Concern helpline could give you confidential information on your precise situation. Of course, to some extent, this loss is offset by lower living costs when you share with others.
    Originally posted by Tomsdottir
    Incorrect. With an ESA amount of £218 every 2 weeks this rate would not include the SDP. Moving in with the persons son and daugher-in-law would not affect the benefits stated above that the OP is claiming.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 15th Sep 17, 11:17 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:17 PM
    £218 a fortnight looks like Contributory based ESA (I am on the same and get that amount) and so would not be affected.
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    • butterflies56
    • By butterflies56 17th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
    Agree with Poppy and Mrs Ryan I receive this amount which is contribution based ESA and does not include SDP. None of these benefits will be affected if you move in with your family.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 18th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
    Agree with Poppy and Mrs Ryan I receive this amount which is contribution based ESA and does not include SDP. None of these benefits will be affected if you move in with your family.
    Originally posted by butterflies56


    But looking to the future, after the one year on contribution based ESA , will income based not kick in and be affected by the pension ? Also, State Pension age isn't far away, at which stage ESA will end and income change again.
    • fedupfreddie
    • By fedupfreddie 19th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
    I believe support group contribution based does not have an end date.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 19th Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 1:47 PM
    I believe support group contribution based does not have an end date.
    Originally posted by fedupfreddie
    You are correct. There isn't a one year limit in the support group.
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