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I've been awarded PIP does anyone know what else I might be entitled to?

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Toby2007
Toby2007 Community member Posts: 37 Listener
edited August 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone I have recently been awarded pip enhanced daily living and standard mobility I am also working does anyone know what else am entitled to 
Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Assuming you're not claiming any other benefits. A PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to any other benefits. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit. It's a means tested benefit so if you live with a partner you'll need to claim as a couple and your joint circumstances will be taken into consideration. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator You'll be excluded from claiming if you have savings/capital of more than £16,000.

    If you're claiming working tax credits then you'll be entitled to disabled element and you will need to report the changes to HMRC.

    If someone cares for you for at least 35 hours per week then they can claim carers allowance, providing they don't earn anymore than £139/week.

    If you scored at least 8 points in the moving around part of mobility PIP or 10 points for acitivity 1E (following and planning a journey) then you'll automatically be entitled to a Blue badge. For other criteria outside of automatically qualifying you'll need to look at your local Authorities website. https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge



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  • Toby2007
    Toby2007 Community member Posts: 37 Listener
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    Thanks poppy 
    I heard about the road tax too
    I have a car how do I claim the 50% off 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes you will be able to claim that. You need to send all of your documents to DVLA. Do be aware that the vehicle can only be used for your purpose. https://www.disabledmotoring.org/motoring/road-tax-50-reduction

    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.
  • Toby2007
    Toby2007 Community member Posts: 37 Listener
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    Thanks poppy 
    Do I send copies incase I don't get the original ones back ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    The MOT certificate must be the original. DVLA always return all documents you send them.

    You must include the following with your application:

    • a letter or statement from the Department for Work and Pensions that shows your PIP rate and the dates you’re getting it - if you’re getting PIP
    • an ADP decision letter from Social Security Scotland that shows your mobility component rate and the dates you’re getting it - if you’re getting ADP
    • the vehicle log book (V5C)
    • a V10 form
    • an original MOT or GVT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
    • a cheque or payable order (made out to ‘DVLA, Swansea’) for 50% of the full rate of car tax for the vehicle
    • an insurance certificate or cover note (if you live in Northern Ireland)

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  • Toby2007
    Toby2007 Community member Posts: 37 Listener
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    Thanks 
    Just to say when I got awarded for mobility I got standard for journeys 
    But I did put new/unfamiliar 
    And should of put any journeys local new etc as I didn't understand the question 
    Would you say ask them to look at it again or could It affect it I also got enhanced on daily living 
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
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    A Mandatory Reconsideration does mean that they re-look at the whole decision again but extremely unlikely that they'd remove points. See the descriptors here:
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    You'd only qualify for Enhanced Mobility if you cannot follow the route of a familiar journey without another person, an assistance dog or an orientation aid (assuming you don't qualify for more points for physically walking). 

    If you can't increase your points, there's no point in requesting.
  • Toby2007
    Toby2007 Community member Posts: 37 Listener
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    Thank you bg844
    I struggle with my hearing so badly and can't follow journeys can't hear traffic/tannoys/asking directions and so on even if it is local 
    So I really should of put familiar /local and not new/unfamiliar 
    So it's difficult what to do now even tho am satisfied with my award 
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