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Carers UK Forum • leaving home - package of support? - Page 2
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Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:05 pm
by bowlingbun
Penny, your daughter shouldn't have to pay Council Tax as she has "severe mental impairment" and is exempt. Easy to claim. How about asking the local Scouts or the Rotary Club if they can help with the decorating?

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:29 pm
by Penny
We have started the decorating ourselves. My knees are killing me tonight.

I am totally bogged down with all this benefit stuff and I still don’t really understand why they are taking ESA off her when that is Employment Support Allowance and nothing to do with moving in with someone as far as I know.

Someone from the council has sent me emails about this but I still don’t understand it.

This is really getting me down and on top of all this I heard today that the package of support they always promised will not be in place by the time she is hoping to move in. There is no way on this earth she can be expected to move in with no support at all.

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:08 pm
by Cloudygal
Penny

From experience,, they will expect the parent to help out!

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:37 am
by Melly1
Penny, she is being transferred to UC from ESA due to her change in circumstances as she will now be living with her partner.

UC will offer her a loan as UC is paid in arrears and therefore she will have a gap between ESA ending and UC starting. If at all possible avoid the loan otherwise it will be deducted off each months UC payment until it is paid off.

Melly1

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:25 am
by Penny
Melly1 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:37 am
Penny, she is being transferred to UC from ESA due to her change in circumstances as she will now be living with her partner.

UC will offer her a loan as UC is paid in arrears and therefore she will have a gap between ESA ending and UC starting. If at all possible avoid the loan otherwise it will be deducted off each months UC payment until it is paid off.

Melly1
Thanks Melly. But ESA is to do with employment not living with someone isn’t it. We won’t be going anywhere near loans. Her boyfriend had one from UC when he first went on it and was paying for a long time.

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:33 am
by bowlingbun
Have you thought about asking for decorating help on a local online forum?

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:40 am
by Melly1
Penny, UC is replacing ESA. All new claimants automatically go onto UC also anyone with a change of circumstances. UC can also be paid to those who work.

Your daughter’s change of circumstance is likely that she now needs to claiming for house benefit as she is moving in with her partner and they will share the rent.

In some areas they have discontinued ESA altogether and moved everyone over to UC.

Melly1

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:33 am
by Penny
Melly1 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:40 am
Penny, UC is replacing ESA. All new claimants automatically go onto UC also anyone with a change of circumstances. UC can also be paid to those who work.

Your daughter’s change of circumstance is likely that she now needs to claiming for house benefit as she is moving in with her partner and they will share the rent.

In some areas they have discontinued ESA altogether and moved everyone over to UC.

Melly1
Thanks Melly. That is complete news to me. her boyfriend works (min. Wage) and is on UC.

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:40 pm
by Melly1
Penny,
There is info on CAB website and lots of UC discussion on the forum especially in Chris’ threads.

Melly1

Re: leaving home - package of support?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:06 am
by Penny
Well yesterday I spent a couple of hours doing the council application for Council Tax benefit. talk about difficult! i was nearly crying at the half way stage. i had to answer so many questions like when did she start on ESA, PIP etc and just wading through paperwork to find the answers too ages and I was stressing that I would get timed out. Then I had to get my son to come and upload passport pics, Tax forms etc. If he hadn’t been here I could never have done it.

My next problem is getting on to Universal Credit to do a joint claim. Also I don’t know how I am going to tell UC what bank account to use because I don’t really want them to have a joint account. daughter has savings and boyfriend has none and likes to “treat” himself and is terrible with money. We all discussed things and we thought if she paid the rent (by direct debit) and he paid council tax, food, electricity, water, TV licence etc. He also has to run his car to get to work. That would be roughly equal. There is so much to think about!