April 12, 2021 03:38
My son is 28 and is back living with us. Most of the time things are ok. But he drinks quite heavily sometimes getting drunk and to be honest I am getting fed up with it all. He has ASD and he can sometimes get argumentative. Any ideas who we could get help from apart from AA.
He is on ESA benefit. We would like him to get his own studio/flat for independence and to give us a break. Does anyone know if we can find out how much universal credit and housing benefit (I believe they are linked together) he could get before applying officially.
We are not so young any more (69/72) and not able to cope with this any more.
April 12, 2021 19:56
Regarding Housing Benefit if he is only on ESA you may still apply to the Council, but otherwise Housing Benefit paid from Universal Credit. This may be paid to him rather than the landlord unless that is specifically requested.
Unless he was in a house of multiple occupation there would also be other bills to pay. For Council Tax he could apply for Council Tax Support but may still have some Council Tax to pay-the amount varies with each Council. They may have a benefit calculator on their website. Also he would need to apply as soon as he moved into a property because there would be a limit to how far a claim can be backdated.
The local Council or County Council may have links on their websites to agencies who may be able to help or offer support.