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Will claiming DLA stop CTC?

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squirrelnut Wed 13-Mar-19 14:08:03

I am thinking about applying for DLA for DS and just wondering if it will mean my CTC is affected and I will be asked to claim UC?
I will be significantly worse off on UC so do not wish to move until forced!

FrenchCritter Mon 29-Apr-19 21:46:05

Not sure if you've found your answer but it wouldn't. DLA isn't a means tested benefit

EggysMom Mon 29-Apr-19 21:48:12

DLA doesn't have to affect your CTC.

It's not your income, it's income for your son, so doesn't have to be declared. HMRC (tax credits) won't automatically be told of a DLA award.

However depending on the DLA award, you might be entitled to a disability premium on the CTC = extra money. So you might want to let HMRC know of the award ...

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