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k2407
k2407 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
hi does anyone know if when your on pip if you can get a advance payment / budgeting loan? by calling the dwp etc. if your short for money at the moment of time and they jus deduct a certain ammount off your upcoming payments until its paid off like Universal Credit does?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can't get an advance payment for PIP. You can only apply for those if you're claiming certain means tested benefits. 


     or a budgeting loan if you're claiming either Income Related ESA/JSA or Income Support.https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-help-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.
  • k2407
    k2407 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    @poppy123456hi poppy yes i claim Pip And Universal credit so is it only UC ill be able to get a budgeting loan and not PIP? Thanks

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's a budgeting advance, not a budgeting loan when claiming UC. Whether you're entitled will depend on your circumstances.

    When you can get a budgeting advance

    You can get a budgeting advance if you need the money to help you get or stay in work - like train tickets for a job interview. If you need the money for any other reason, you’ll need to have claimed one of these benefits for 6 months or more:

    • Universal Credit
    • means-tested Jobseeker's Allowance,
    • means-tested Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit

    You'll also need to have earned less than £2,600 in the 6 months before your application. This figure is £3,600 if you live with a partner.

    You can't get a budgeting advance if you or your partner is still paying off a previous budgeting advance.

    Full details here. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/on-universal-credit/budgeting-advance/

    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.
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