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Divorce disabled child Carers

flowermamaflowermama Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi
im new, looking for advice about getting divorced while being main parent and Carer of a disabled child.
my ex is only breadwinner.
im unlikely to be able to work as child gets dla and I get Carers.
iF I was to claim universal credit would my previous savings be counted? What about my pension (which I don’t claim yet as I’m not at that age). 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,398 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    May i ask what you mean by previous savings?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • flowermamaflowermama Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I saw on a benefits calculator that the Dwp will take into account any capital that you’ve given away or spent even if you no longer have access to it.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,398 Disability Gamechanger
    That's only for those who already claim means tested benefits. However, when claiming a means tested benefit if you have given away savings they may ask questions why you did this because they could think that you did it to claim a means tested benefit, which could be classed as deprivation of capital. Bank statements will be needed when claiming a means tested benefit.

    Your future pension is not counted when claiming UC because you're not yet claiming this.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • flowermamaflowermama Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ok thanks. Is there a time limit that they check?6months? A year? 2years? 
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