Do I have to include children's DLA in my IVA income?

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lisa156

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Post by lisa156 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:18 am
Hi, i have 2 disabled children (22yrs & 6yrs) living in my household & both receive DLA, someone i know says this is included in my earnings, is this correct? Surely this is not fair as they receive it to help with their needs & it is not for me or anyone else to touch. Please advise.

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Post by MerlinL14 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:28 am
You do have to include it as an income, however you can account for it all as an expense. Your IP should be made fully aware of this in your I&E report. Give him/her a call if you think it may cause a problem.
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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:43 am
As Merlin says, most IP's will negate this source of income with corresponding expenses. But, it is income.
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Post by kallis3 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:44 am
I agree with Merlin - you should be able to offset this against their needs.
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Post by luluj » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 am
Not sure the DLA for your eldest would need to be declared if it is received by them and not through your account ? Worth checking with your IP.
Your youngest for sure should be declared but offset against the help and support it provides.
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