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Pip and work

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lorni99
lorni99 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited December 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Can I work and still get my pip, thanks
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, people do work and claim PIP. However, if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming PIP then it could go against you when you're next reviewed.
    You don't need to tell PIP you're working. Are you claiming any other benefits?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes. PIP assessed on the difficulty you have carrying out the PiP activities. These have nothing to do with work (although a lack of ability to carry out some of the activities could limit work). Many people on PIP do work and there are no limits on the hours you can work and your earnings will have no impact on the PIP you receive.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @lorni99 :) Thank you for joining us! 

    As the others have explained, you can indeed work and claim PIP. Are you thinking of entering employment? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • lorni99
    lorni99 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for the comments they are very helpful, Yes I have been out of work for a long time because of a serious RTA but I feel that I need a little job for me just part time that I can cope with.
  • lorni99
    lorni99 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Yes, people do work and claim PIP. However, if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming PIP then it could go against you when you're next reviewed.
    You don't need to tell PIP you're working. Are you claiming any other benefits?
    Yes, people do work and claim PIP. However, if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming PIP then it could go against you when you're next reviewed.
    You don't need to tell PIP you're working. Are you claiming any other benefits?

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    Did you mean to post something after quoting poppy’s advice twice? I know the forum software can be quite clunky.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • lorni99
    lorni99 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Sorry forgot to add no I do not claim any other benefits, if I do something wrong bear with me I am new to this lol. 
  • lorni99
    lorni99 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    No sorry.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    lorni99 said:.. I do not claim any other benefits, 
    Unless you are excluded by having savings of more than £16,000 you could be claiming Universal Credit. If you live with a partner you would both have to claim and if they have earnings, pensions or other income that would be taken into account as your entitlement would be based on your joint finances.

    Be aware that if you have only been claiming PIP you have not been receiving NI credits and therefore have not been building up any entitlement to State Pension. UC gives you Class 3 NI credits towards your future pension.

    If you declare your health condition you will be referred for a Work Capability Assessment and the outcome of this can increase your entitlement.

    You can work while claiming UC.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/

    If you are excluded from UC due to savings or family circumstances you could apply for new style ESA. You would not be paid anything but would be referred for a Work Capability Assessment and if found to have Limited Capability for Work you would at least get Class 1 NI credits towards your future pension entitlement.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Welliboots93
    Welliboots93 Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    lorni99 said:
    Can I work and still get my pip, thanks
    Yessss! I was awarded pip in Nov and I work full-time 37 hours a week!

    I work with children and families and have to travel alot in my job, but because I use things like the disabled toilet, have ergonomic equipment for the office, get support regularly, my type of job doesn't affect getting pip

    I think if you work in a job that contradicts how youre conditions affect you then youre unlikely to be awarded pip. 
  • bogsa
    bogsa Community member Posts: 14 Connected
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    Hi. I have been awarded standard daily living allowance with 9 points. I disagree with that. In their report (done by DWP) they stated as I’m working full time as finance administrator I’m ok. Well. They missed some key points that I’m working from home and several breaks. Not constant. I said that during my assessment. As I just received my assessment I’m surprised coz assessor said this clear. And she awarded me 12 points in total. She awarded me more points on managing therapy and also - she gave me 2 - dwp change it to 1 which is not true at all and also on engaging with people face to face assessor awarded me 4 points. Dwp - 0. Can anyone explain me how they can change professional nurse decisions regarding points ? I mean she get whole picture on the assessment and also has a knowledge which dwp hasn’t. It’s not like she did not added this to the report. Every single word she wrote there is true. I’m gathering all information now and will submit MR. Do you think I have chance to change their decision as they clearly changed nurse decisions?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    bogsa said:
    ..Can anyone explain me how they can change professional nurse decisions regarding points ? 
    The assessor does not make the decision. Their report forms part of the evidence which has to be reviewed by the Decision Maker who actually makes the decision.
    bogsa said:
    It’s not like she did not added this to the report. Every single word she wrote there is true. I’m gathering all information now and will submit MR. Do you think I have chance to change their decision as they clearly changed nurse decisions?
    You have a chance of changing the decision if you can explain the difficulties you have on the activities you dispute and if these result in at least 3 additional points to get you 12 points to get an enhanced rate. The fact taht DM came to a different decision from the recommendation in the report is not conclusive.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bogsa
    bogsa Community member Posts: 14 Connected
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    calcotti said:
    bogsa said:
    ..Can anyone explain me how they can change professional nurse decisions regarding points ? 
    The assessor does not make the decision. Their report forms part of the evidence which has to be reviewed by the Decision Maker who actually makes the decision.
    bogsa said:
    It’s not like she did not added this to the report. Every single word she wrote there is true. I’m gathering all information now and will submit MR. Do you think I have chance to change their decision as they clearly changed nurse decisions?
    You have a chance of changing the decision if you can explain the difficulties you have on the activities you dispute and if these result in at least 3 additional points to get you 12 points to get an enhanced rate. The fact taht DM came to a different decision from the recommendation in the report is not conclusive.
    Thank you. I wrote 7 pages letter plus my evidence letters with diagnosis appointments etc. will see if this helps. 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    This information is useful to me 
  • sisinia
    sisinia Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    I work full time but work from home with alot of support and adjustments made. I explained that both in application and to  person making report and it was taken into consideration and awarded points accordingly 
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