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Sharing Son's DLA in shared parenting

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S1mples Fri 04-Mar-16 09:03:01

Hi all
i'm new to the group and have a question that would be curious of any views from the lovely members on this group.
My son is 15. He is in receipt of high rate DLA and mobilty which my ex recieves. We have been separated for 6 years now and throughout that time has refused to share any of my son's DLA or Child Tax Credit Disability Premium with me given that we share the care of our son. He resides with me almost 50% of the year.
It's now getting to the stage where he is always counting down the days and looking forward to returning to his mum's house in order to be able to go out and do things as she can afford to do things with him and i cant afford things which i feel is unfair. She receives almost £220 per week on his behalf which is directly linked and related to his disability but refuses to accept that he has a need when he lives with me for half the week.
Has anyone else been through a situation like this and what was their experience?
Also, i would like to know what happens when he reaches 18? Who becomes responsible for him? Given her refusal to acknowledge his financial needs in my home, I dread to think what will happen when he reaches 18 and she is solely responsible for his finances.
Would anyone be able to shed some light on this matter for me???

Rutledgekerry81 Tue 26-Apr-16 13:57:15

Hi my daughter was in receipt of dla on her renewal her claim was turned down even though her condition hasn't changed help having to go to appeal now the go letter even stated that her condition hasn't changed but it seems the dla don't care

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