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Won 12k in a competition

bobby123 Community member Posts: 136 Courageous
Hi I won 12k in a competition I currently get pip daily living and UC lcwra my question is can I use this money to buy a new car as my car is 13 years old and on its last legs.  The new car is 11500


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,829 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done! This will be classed as savings so you need to tell UC you received this.

    If you have more than £6,000 on the last day of your assessment period then there will be a deduction of £4.35/month for every £250 or part thereof over that amount.

    It will be down to a decision maker to decide whether it’s ok to buy that car. Though I can’t see any reason why there would be any issues but I’m not a decision maker. 
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,545 Scope online community team
    Congrats on your winnings @bobby123! Glad it means you'll be able to get a new car, the older cars can end up costing so much to keep going.

    Poppy has answered how it will effect your UC payments better than I ever could. I will just add that your PIP will remain entirely unaffected as it is not means tested.
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