Son forced to either be carer or move out of family home : LUSENET : Disabled Parents Network : One Thread

Both my husband and I have MS and claim Income Support,as we both get Disability Living Allowance we also get a Severe Disability Premium attached to our Income Support. As soon as out eldest son leaves full time education he will be classed as a non-dependent dependent and the premium will be taken away as he will be able to care for us! This means that my son has to chose between being a carer for two disabled parents or move out. This seems to be totally against the ethos of supporting young carers and also discriminatory even possibly an infringment of human rights. Are any other parents in the same situation?

-- Anonymous, April 23, 2002

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