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My friend has a down syndrome sister she recieves DLA but

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Hi my friend has a down syndrome sister she recieves DLA but no income support. She is 25 years old and my friend is her guardian. Can she recieve income support. She lives with her 3 brothers that is including my friend and all 3 brothers work and 2 of them earn over 21k and one is a student and earns 6k. Is she eligible for income support
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information firstAre you asking what the sister can claim - or your friend?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I am asking what his sister can claim

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Has she applied for ESA (Earnings Support Allowance)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No I haven't heard of that benefit.

She is only in receipt of DLA.

My friend who is her guardian receives no benefit for him as is in employment and earns over 21k

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Does his sister have an assigned Social Worker?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No she has official carers everyday 2 hours and they take her out for those 2 hours

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sabina
I would expect that she would be eligible for ESA - details here
https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/overview
You can check what other benefits she may be entitled to here
http://www.entitledto.co.uk/
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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