IS Pensions Credit affected if an adult family member move in?

fizio
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edited 4 March at 1:59PM in Benefits & tax credits
Not sure I this is the right forum but situation is
  • single pensioner  on pensions credit and related benefits
  • working adult child moving in to provide support
Are the pensioners pension credit payments affected as the child is working and getting a salary?
I know it can affect council tax benefits but not sure about anything else but mainly thinking of pension credit as the big one.

Thanks,

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  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 10,571 Forumite
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    fizio said:
    Not sure I this is the right forum but situation is
    • single pensioner  on pensions credit and related benefits
    • working adult child moving in to provide support
    Are the pensioners pension credit payments affected as the child is working and getting a salary?
    I know it can affect council tax benefits but not sure about anything else but mainly thinking of pension credit as the big one.

    Thanks,
    You'll certainly need to report it as a change of circumstance: https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit/change-of-circumstances
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • WillowCat
    WillowCat Posts: 974 Forumite
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    If you are disabled and in receipt of attendance allowance, PIP or disability living allowance, and are currently in receipt of severe disability premium on your pension credit, then this part of pension credit will stop if another adult (if not in receipt of disability benefits themselves) moves in.
  • fizio
    fizio Posts: 392 Forumite
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    WillowCat said:
    If you are disabled and in receipt of attendance allowance, PIP or disability living allowance, and are currently in receipt of severe disability premium on your pension credit, then this part of pension credit will stop if another adult (if not in receipt of disability benefits themselves) moves in.
    None of that - just straightforward pension plus some pension credit to get to the minimum levels.

    I will do some more checking but thanks for the comments
  • Alice_Holt
    Alice_Holt Posts: 5,946 Forumite
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    fizio said:
    WillowCat said:
    If you are disabled and in receipt of attendance allowance, PIP or disability living allowance, and are currently in receipt of severe disability premium on your pension credit, then this part of pension credit will stop if another adult (if not in receipt of disability benefits themselves) moves in.
    None of that - just straightforward pension plus some pension credit to get to the minimum levels.

    I will do some more checking but thanks for the comments
          In that case no. Pension Credit stays as is.

       Has the pensioner considered an AA claim if support is needed with day to day care needs?
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