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PiP and universal credit

kay14
kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
Well I’ve finally been awarded pip from 13 September and currently getting lwc and my partner cares for me at home , what else can I get from universal credit as I’ve rang and left messages but no reply any info welcome x

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Hey there @kay14 congratulations on the PIP award!  As far as other benefits are concerned, we'd need more information to be able to advise.  I'm guessing you've left messages for your work coach in your UC journal? 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're claiming UC with your partner and your PIP includes the daily living part then your partner can claim carers element of UC for looking after you. (assuming they do not claim the LCWRA element for theirself) They do not need to claim carers allowance to be entitled to carers element.

    They need to report a change of circumstances on their journal and tell them they care for you for at least 35 hours per week. Your UC maximum entitlement will then increase by £185.86/week.

    If you're living with other non dependants and you're claiming housing element of UC, there will be no non dependant deductions if your PIP includes the daily living part.
    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.
  • kay14
    kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
    Brill thanks for this I was awarded standard on both parts my older son lives with and I get 85pound deducted my partner works so can he still claim the cares element, yes I’ve left loads in the journal and no reply x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no earnings limit with carers element like there is with carers allowance so your partner working will not prevent them claiming it.

    Please do not leave journal messages because they often go unanswered. Your partner needs to "report a change of circumstances" and then click "caring for someone" and tell them they care for you for at least 35 hours per week.

    You also need to tell them that you're claiming daily living PIP and the non dependant deductions will not apply. This will be backdated to the assessment period in which the PIP was awarded from.
    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.
  • kay14
    kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
     Brill thanks for this info really helpful 😊😊
  • kay14
    kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
    Does me getting awarded pip daily and mobility help with getting lwcra as I have been waiting for a decision for 2 months ? X
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    No, claiming one doesn't automatically entitle you to the other.
    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.
  • kay14
    kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
    Hi again I’ve just got my award letter and some parts are wrong it says I don’t take medication for anxiety when I am on maximum and a couple of other things is it worth doing a Mr or will I lose the award I have , I’ve heard loads of different things x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Whether you should challenge the decision will depend on whether it’s possible to score more points needed for an award. Before doing anything else you need to look at the descriptors to see if it’s possible to score more points. If you can’t then it’s pointless challenging the decision. 

    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.
  • kay14
    kay14 Community member Posts: 107 Connected
    Thanks really helpful x😊

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