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Disability Cascading Benfits Problem

callumt72 Community member Posts: 11 Listener

I was hoping someone could help me my anxiety is rocketing and sorry if I've posted this in the wrong forum section.

I currently have LCWRA, Care Element and PIP currently my PIP is in review and has been for the last 1 month after a 2 year reward I'm worried it will just stop with no warning which means I loose care element of Universal credit if this all happens I can't afford to live with current cost of living. Will my PIP just end if they decide I don't need it anymore will I need to attend assesment before they make that decission even though my needs have slightly got worse then does it just stop or can it keep going during an mandatory recondsideration, appeal and so on till a fair judgement. I would like to know all the ins and outs. possible outcomes to this scenorio.

I feel like its never ending worry anxiety of loosing money that you need I can't seem to feel comfortable is this normal.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,873 Disability Gamechanger
    There's long delays with a lot of reviews so you could be waiting a considerable length of time for a decision. Most people have assessments, which are mostly by telephone, some are face to face at an assessment centre and some are video call.

    I'm assuming you're claiming UC with a partner because you can't claim carers element for looking after yourself and the same person can't claim carers element as well as LCWRA element.

    Once a decision is made on your PIP it could either stay the same, be increased (unless you have maximum award) be decreased or stop completely. If you're refused then your PIP will just end. If awarded then your PIP will be extended further with a new award.

    If it ends and you're claiming UC with a partner then the carers element of UC will also stop because for this you need a daily living PIP award.

    Best thing to do at the moment is to concentrate on something else while you wait because as i advised you could be waiting quite some time.
    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: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    When you say it is in review do you mean you have been sent a review form and returned it? If so it is likely that you will have an assessment but it could be many months before that takes place.

    when a new decision is made and if it were a decision to refuse PIP then payments would indeed stop. If you challenge the decision payments only resume after your MR or appeal are successful (with arrears are then paid backdated to when it stopped).

    Can you also clarify whether you live with a partner? Do you get the LCWRA element and the carer element is for them?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.


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