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Form E income - benefits question

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26 May 12 #333058 by SilverFir
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I''m still getting ahead of myself but wanted to ask this question while I remembered!

My son (not child of family) receives DLA. This presumably won''t be included as income because it is a disability payment for my son (no other income calculator, e.g. Housing Benefit, includes this).

We receive Child Tax Credits, and I understand that would normally be classed as income. No problem with that, but ...

We receive an additional element in the CTC, a disability premium. Would that premium be classed as income? After all, we only receive it because of our son''s disability and it goes towards the increased costs that brings.

Thanks!

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26 May 12 #333062 by LittleMrMike
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Not absolutely sure about this but I know enough to be aware that AA and DLA are intended to provide for the increased costs of disability.

On that basis, I''d be inclined to agree - your income is higher, but so are your costs ( and they may even be higher than what youy get in DLA ).

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26 May 12 #333071 by vivi36
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hi,

I thought there was a section in your form E about children of the family and a question that asks about disability.
There is also a section about outgoings.

In my opinion I would tick the box that the child is diabled. And highlight again in the outgoings, like balance the books.

Judges aren''t silly.
I wouldn''t put ''DLA'' though. I would state it as ''Disabled Liviving Allowance for (kids name)''

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26 May 12 #333156 by SilverFir
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vivi36 wrote:

I thought there was a section in your form Eabout children of the family and a question that asks about disability.


He''s not a "child of the family" though, he''s from my subsequent relationship.

Anyway, thanks for the responses. I suspect I won''t be able to get away without disclosing it as income, but I can counter that with increased expenditure relating to his disability, and it also helps to explain why only one of us is working (the other is full-time carer).

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