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    Sds direct payment query

    Hi I live in Scotland and today I was advises by my CPN that I may be eligible for Direct Payment for a support worker. Can anyone tell me what the means testing criteria are? And how many hours you were entitled to? I was told that I might have to pay £13 a week for 1-1.5 hours a week.

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    Direct payment is an alternative way to get community support, basically you find and employ the workers etc, the £13 your asked to pay is maybe because your income is slightly different from other people, I need to pay £220 a month for my community help, also be advised direct payments can also be more hassle than there worth I would urge you to speak to a qualified adviser as this method could put you under immense stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastoff View Post
    Direct payment is an alternative way to get community support, basically you find and employ the workers etc, the £13 your asked to pay is maybe because your income is slightly different from other people, I need to pay £220 a month for my community help, also be advised direct payments can also be more hassle than there worth I would urge you to speak to a qualified adviser as this method could put you under immense stress.
    I receive ESA(Still in assesment phase after 6 months) and PIP standard daily living. What do they class as different income?

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    I'm not really sure, pensions etc I think, I know several people who take the direct payments option some enjoying it some find it more hassle than it's worth, I guess it depends on the hours and times you need and if the support your local authority is providing you is actually any good

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