s/e business in the name of the appointee/carer/mother

Client is in receipt of CA with IS top up

Daughter gets enhanced rate for PIP (DL & Mob) and due to make a claim for UC (client will be appointee)

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Daughter does not have the capacity to manage her own affairs

Daughter’s support network have proposed the idea of starting a s/e dog walking business, to give her purpose.

Daughter would need assistance from Mum and support network to provide these services and manage the business/finances.

Mum was thinking of setting up the business in her name, on her daughters behalf but wondered how it would impact their individual benefit claims.

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My first thought is an LPA so the business can be set up in the daughters name

Would Mum’s benefits be unaffected as she’s not deriving profit/income from the business and any work done for the business is in support of her daughter as her appointee and/or LPA?

UC would work as normal? Likely to be found not GSE and be awarded LCW/RA at a later date, with Mum reporting income and expenses each month – would there be any impact if the business was set up in Mums name instead?
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