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Universal Credit disability
Hi.. I'm a single parent to my son who's Autistic and hasn't left the house for last two years due to anxieties and depression also. I claim UC and that was made up with a child element enhanced disability payment. Last week my UC payment was reduced by £600 without warning. They tell me that as my son has turned 16 and isn't still in education that he's not considered a child and we have to make a claim for UC for him now. None of the advisors seem really sure and I wanted to know if this is correct and what other benefit we may be able to claim as the £600 deduction to our finances has made a huge impact on us and we're really struggling. He has recently been awarded PIP. Any advice gratefully received Julie x