Disabled Person on UC and Cohabiting
Due to a degenerative neurological condition I receive UC + LCWRA in addition to DLA.
I am in a new relationship that is going well. However should we move in together my partner's earnings will mean that I will lose my UC entitlement.
It would not be appropriate at this stage of our relationship, if in fact at all, to be financially dependent on my partner.
I accept that the UC should reduce as per cost efficiencies such as heating etc, but fail to comprehend why it should not follow a similar reduction to as how it would if it were two UC claimants deciding to cohabitate.
Due to my health / disability I am stuck in this position without any recourse. To lose my financial independence seems discriminatory to a disabled person and their ability to have financial independence and develop a relationship.
I would be grateful for opinion / comment. Thank you.
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