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PIP/LCWRA spare room

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dinyonyolinyo
dinyonyolinyo Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hello, i am on standard rate for daily living and enhanced rate for mobility on PIP.i recieved a message on my journal asking if i needed a extra room for a carer. does this mean that i could extra money for the extra room and would it get back dated if so for how long i have been on PIP since April 2022.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you're renting from social housing and affected by the bedroom tax then yes you can claim for an extra bedroom. This will only apply if you need overnight care on a regular basis. Same applies if you're renting privately. 

    If entitled then it can be backdated to the assessment period in which your PIP started. 
    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.
  • dinyonyolinyo
    dinyonyolinyo Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hello There, how will know if im entitled to the room and roughly hw long would the backdated payment take?

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    They will upload a decision letter onto your journal. Decision timescale usually up to about 12 weeks but very often much sooner. 
    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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