severe disabilty premium

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just been awarded sdp as living alone, i am 76 on aa.

son has informed me he want to come and stay in few weeks as he has split off with partner.

when should i notify dwp as i wont longer be entitled as he will be with me until he gets him self sorted.

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    Ajay as Denise stated you should tell the DWP as soon as possible as you have a material change of circumstances and any delay could lead to an overpayment which the DWP would want you to pay back.

    Is your son working and are you in receipt of any other benefits such as Housing Benefit, Income Support or Council Tax Benefit? If so they would potentially be affected if he was to move in as 'non-dependent adult' and again an overpayment could occur which you would have to pay back.

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      the house is paid for no mortgage.

      i am recieving only state pension along with pension credit and attendance allowance.

      sdp only awarded last week as aa awarded on the 21/06/2016 and sdp backdated. recieved first payment last week

      son is working full time. he will move back in the next two weeks

      shall i write to them now or wait when he moves in?

       

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      As previosuly said wait untill he moves in then ring them and tell them the changes. DWP don't always recieve the letters that are sent to them. If this happens and over payment will accur and you'll end up owing them money.

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      Thanks Ajay.

      Your state pension will not be affected nor will your Attendance Allowance. You could possibly lose your SDP and maybe some pension credit although this is not definate. You would also need to inform your Local Authority that your son has moved in as you will lose the 25% discount on your Council Tax Bill for living alone.

      Phone them on the day (not before) and back this up with a recorded delivery letter.

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