hi , justa quick post
my son recieves 109 a week from disability for his health problems , what i want to know is , when i have the children for any lengh of time shoud this benefit be paid to me
i.e when i have them for the weekend should i get a share of the benefits as i am looking after the children , and if i have them for 2 weeks which i do for holidays should i get the whole weekly allowance ?
As far as I understand it only one parent can claim DLA for the child and HMRC will not divide it up or share it out (in whatever proportion) between parents (same as child benefit). You would therefore need to speak with your ex and come to some agreement on a share of the money for when your son is with you and arrange payment between yourselves. If you have a financial order perhaps you could have the agreement written into that. Good luck Aries x
thanks for the reply , i do understand that they will not share the money out but she reacted badly when i told her that i didnt have to pay maintenance when i have the kids in the holidays !!!! so dont know how she will react to the news about disability
I get DLA for my youngest son who is autistic. DLA is for help with their personal care and for help with getting around therefore I think you have a justifiable case for claiming a % of the benefit to help you with your son when he is with you. During the weekends and summer hoiolidays it may mean that you are able to take him to special clubs or other activities that you would not otherwise be able to afford. At the end of the day it is for the benfit of your child and he should be the priority in all of this.