Adult child needs to apply for ESA – UC shift?Make Text Bigger
Single mum with 4 kids has been in one of my houses for a number of years and in receipt of the 4B HB rate.
She is the carer to eldest child (girl) – the child has been receiving “low rate mobility” + “enhanced rate of personal care” (so the tenant informs me)”. Other kids are 11, 14 and 16 (16 year old due to go to college Sept 2021)
Eldest has just turned 20 and been advised by the council to apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in her own right and do this via a UC application.
My questions are:
(1) does the claim for ESA need to be via UC
(2) does claimant (mum) herself now need to shift to UC. If not, then will the independent ESA claim by her daughter result in a reduction of the HB claim
Appreciate ant help
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