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Awarded PIP- LCWRA question…

Janemet
Janemet Community member Posts: 15 Listener
I’ve had a text today to say I’ve been awarded pip- more info will come in post.
i was on long term sick and on UC- the job centre prompted me to fill out forms for LCWRA. I’ve had my assessment for that while I was waiting for PIP out come. I don’t know the outcome of LCWRA yet.
my questions are:

1) should I wait until I get my letter to see what I’m awarded before letting UC know?

2) will the LCWRA now not be eligible as I’ve been awarded pip. I’m guessing you can’t get both? 

Thanks  

Comments

  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 415 Pioneering
    edited January 12
    Yes you can get both,UC and PIP are 2 different benefits,you do not have to tell PIP about LCWRA.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    1/ Yes you can tell UC what PIP award you have. If you were affected by the benefit cap then this will no longer apply to you. 

    If you're claiming help with the rent and you're a single person, under the age of 35, if your PIP includes the daily living part then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local Housing allowance.

    If you're claiming UC with a partner and your PIP includes the daily living part, they can claim carers element of UC for looking after you, if they do so for at least 35 hours per week.

    2/ No, a PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA.
    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.
  • Janemet
    Janemet Community member Posts: 15 Listener
    noman said:
    Yes you can get both,UC and PIP are 2 different benefits,you do not have to tell PIP about LCWRA.
    Thank you- will I have to let UC know about PIP? Is it classified as a change? And it affect LCWRA? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Janemet said:
    noman said:
    Yes you can get both,UC and PIP are 2 different benefits,you do not have to tell PIP about LCWRA.
    Thank you- will I have to let UC know about PIP? Is it classified as a change? And it affect LCWRA? 

    I just answered your questions in full with my previous comment.
    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.
  • Janemet
    Janemet Community member Posts: 15 Listener
    1/ Yes you can tell UC what PIP award you have. If you were affected by the benefit cap then this will no longer apply to you. 

    If you're claiming help with the rent and you're a single person, under the age of 35, if your PIP includes the daily living part then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local Housing allowance.

    If you're claiming UC with a partner and your PIP includes the daily living part, they can claim carers element of UC for looking after you, if they do so for at least 35 hours per week.

    2/ No, a PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA.
    Thank you. I’m currently waiting for the outcome of a LCWRA decision. I had my assessment while waiting to hear back about PIP as job centres requested it.
    Will the LCWRA claim now be effected as I’ve been awarded PIP? And will I need to inform UC? Is it a change? 

    Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Janemet said:
    1/ Yes you can tell UC what PIP award you have. If you were affected by the benefit cap then this will no longer apply to you. 

    If you're claiming help with the rent and you're a single person, under the age of 35, if your PIP includes the daily living part then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local Housing allowance.

    If you're claiming UC with a partner and your PIP includes the daily living part, they can claim carers element of UC for looking after you, if they do so for at least 35 hours per week.

    2/ No, a PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA.

    Will the LCWRA claim now be effected as I’ve been awarded PIP? And will I need to inform UC? Is it a change? 

    Thanks 
    Your PIP award will have no bearing on any work capability assessment decision and it doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA. Most people have assessments for the work capability assessment so if you haven't had one of those yet then you should expect one.

    As for reporting your PIP award to UC, as i advised yes you can but whether this will affect your UC will depend on your circumstances. PLease have another read of my last comment because all the advice i can give is in there.

    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.
  • Janemet
    Janemet Community member Posts: 15 Listener
    Janemet said:
    1/ Yes you can tell UC what PIP award you have. If you were affected by the benefit cap then this will no longer apply to you. 

    If you're claiming help with the rent and you're a single person, under the age of 35, if your PIP includes the daily living part then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local Housing allowance.

    If you're claiming UC with a partner and your PIP includes the daily living part, they can claim carers element of UC for looking after you, if they do so for at least 35 hours per week.

    2/ No, a PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA.

    Will the LCWRA claim now be effected as I’ve been awarded PIP? And will I need to inform UC? Is it a change? 

    Thanks 
    Your PIP award will have no bearing on any work capability assessment decision and it doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA. Most people have assessments for the work capability assessment so if you haven't had one of those yet then you should expect one.

    As for reporting your PIP award to UC, as i advised yes you can but whether this will affect your UC will depend on your circumstances. PLease have another read of my last comment because all the advice i can give is in there.

    Thank you. I have had my LCWRA assessment via telephone 2 weeks ago. I’m just waiting the outcome of it. I will wait until I get my PIP award letter before I inform UC of change then. Thanks 

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