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    • Kingham1964
    • By Kingham1964 24th May 19, 6:55 PM
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    On esa and receiving pip, child turned 18 but still in full time education, why premium stopped?
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    • 24th May 19, 6:55 PM
    On esa and receiving pip, child turned 18 but still in full time education, why premium stopped? 24th May 19 at 6:55 PM
    I'm receiving esa, in the support group, and pip daily living, I was receiving the severe disability premium, but my daughter turned 18 in April and, although she's still in full time education, they've said I'm no longer entitled to it and suggested she claim carers allowance instead. She can't claim carers allowance because she's in full time education!

    I would have thought as long as she's in full time education I'd still receive the premium.

    Any one been in this situation? CAB aren't very clued up in our town, so reluctant to waste my time and energy going there, as it's very difficult for me to get there.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    • WillowCat
    • By WillowCat 24th May 19, 7:01 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:01 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:01 PM
    There's no exemptions for a person 18 years or older still being in education, they are classed as an adult and as such if living with you will prevent you getting SDP.
    • Kingham1964
    • By Kingham1964 24th May 19, 7:03 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:03 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:03 PM
    Thanks. So she can't care for me, I still have to pay for everything but I lose out financially
    • WillowCat
    • By WillowCat 24th May 19, 7:16 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:16 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:16 PM
    Well she can care for you, but isn't entitled to carer's allowance. However you should still be getting tax credits for her? Once these cease when she leaves education she could claim carer's allowance.
    • ilovechristmas1
    • By ilovechristmas1 24th May 19, 7:19 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:19 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:19 PM
    im no help sorry but i had no idea and carried on claiming till my son turned 19yrs and left home to go to uni miles away

    i just pressumed while you got TC etc for them then they were seen as a dependent
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 24th May 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 7:27 PM
    There's no exemptions for a person 18 years or older still being in education, they are classed as an adult and as such if living with you will prevent you getting SDP.
    Originally posted by WillowCat
    Sorry but this is not correct.



    As the daughter is still classed as a dependent because the OP still claims child benefit and tax credits for her because she's still in full time education then they are still entitled to claim the SDP. DWP are wrong here.


    I claimed SDP when my eldest daughter still lived at home, in full time education until she was 19.



    See link which states no non dependents, the daughter is still a dependent.

    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/severe-disability-premium


    OP i suggest you contact DWP and send proof of your child benefit and tax credits award to them.
    Last edited by poppy12345; 24-05-2019 at 7:46 PM.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 24th May 19, 8:19 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 8:19 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 8:19 PM
    Is she in approved education?

    https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19
    • Kingham1964
    • By Kingham1964 24th May 19, 9:02 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 9:02 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 9:02 PM
    Thanks.

    Yes she's taking a levels at school.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 24th May 19, 9:09 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 9:09 PM
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    • 24th May 19, 9:09 PM
    Thanks.

    Yes she's taking a levels at school.
    Originally posted by Kingham1964
    As previously advised here.
    OP i suggest you contact DWP and send proof of your child benefit and tax credits award to them.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
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