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TOPIC: PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances?

PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances? 1 week 5 days ago #247899

Hello. I get PIP (enhanced mobility and enhanced daily living) and ESA (support group) with severe disability and disability income guarantee.

I live alone and my only son lives several hundred miles away and is buying a house with his fiancee. For work reasons there is a query about whether he might move in with me 4/5 days a week, this arrangement, is it were to happen, would last for maybe 6-18 months.

Would I have to claim UC, or be protected as I am, or does anybody know what would happen. I want to be helpful to this young couple but worry whether the whole thing is too much for me and I ought to say no. Does anybody know what would be involved?

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PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances? 1 week 5 days ago #247918

polarbear

Based on your post there is no reason why you would have to claim UC.

Your receiving the Severe Disability Premium is predicated on your living alone so if your lives with you then you will lose this, about £65 per week, it may be possible to arrange a part payment to reflect the fact that they are only living with you parttime but I will be honest and say I think this is unlikely.

Gordon

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PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances? 1 week 4 days ago #247931

Thank you for your reply. If my son does come to stay would I simply report the change to ESA (DWP?), lose the live-alone part until the arrangement comes to an end and then inform them again. I am very relieved to think things might be so simple as I had imagined I would have to start over again with UC. Thanks again

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PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances? 1 week 4 days ago #247956

Thank you again for your reply. If my son were to find the drive back to stay with his fiancee in their house was too much and stayed with me 7 days a week would this make any difference? Is it the part time part that makes it unlikely I would need to transfer to Universal Credit? It is unlikely the arrangement would be come permanent, although it might continue for as much as 18 months.

I hope you see this further question ... not sure if I'm doing it right. Thanks.

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PIP/ESA temporary change of circumstances? 1 week 4 days ago #247960

Hi polarbear

With your son coming to live with you, it would not affect your ESA apart from the SDP, that would stop until your son moved back out. You do not need to claim UC but you will need to notify ESA.

Depending on the the type of ESA you claim, if you had a partner coming to live with you then it may affect your ESA (IR)

Gary
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