SDP and accession of tenancy.

I have clients a brother and sister who gained the tenancy of their mothers home on her death in 2014. They became joint tenants. One works full time, the other receives ESA awarded shortly afterwards and has done throughout. However, no SDP has been paid to her.
I put in a revision request for the SDP. After 6 months and a MR request the DWP has refused the claim on the grounds that they became joint tenants after being non dependants and as such fall to be considered non dependants and no SDP is payable. Any comments because I have never come across this before?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.