DLA - Advice needed on marriage!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
Hi. Hope someone here can help as I am finding CAB pretty useless... I have Bi-Polar disorder, and currently get DLA and Income Support. I am in a relationship and my partner and I are thinking of moving in together and eventually getting married. We are really worried about how this would effect my benefits. He is in a lowish paid admin job. Can anyone offer any advice as how this would effect me financially?

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    Hi. Hope someone here can help as I am finding CAB pretty useless... I have Bi-Polar disorder, and currently get DLA and Income Support. I am in a relationship and my partner and I are thinking of moving in together and eventually getting married. We are really worried about how this would effect my benefits. He is in a lowish paid admin job. Can anyone offer any advice as how this would effect me financially?

    DLA will continue as it's non-means tested. Income support however is means tested so will be unlikely to be eligible.
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    Hi. Hope someone here can help as I am finding CAB pretty useless... I have Bi-Polar disorder, and currently get DLA and Income Support. I am in a relationship and my partner and I are thinking of moving in together and eventually getting married. We are really worried about how this would effect my benefits. He is in a lowish paid admin job. Can anyone offer any advice as how this would effect me financially?
    If you claim housing benefit this will also be affected by your partners income. You can also put both your details into this calculator and it will tell you everything you need to know. They're very accurate if the info you put in is correct.
    https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou
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