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Hi, my name is gym!

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gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi.I have received a message on my universal credit journal saying I have been awarded pip.but it does not say anything else.will I receive a physical letter through the post, as my local council wants a copy so I can apply for a disabled person travel pas.I am new to pip so I don't know what to expect. Thanks for any information in advance 😊 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Heya @gym and welcome to the community. :)

    Big congrats on your PIP award, that's great news!  Yes you'll receive a letter in the post in the next couple of weeks explaining everything, but often money you're owed arrives in the bank before the letter arrives. Then once you have the award letter, you'll be able to apply for that bus pass. :)  
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    gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Heya @gym and welcome to the community. :)

    Big congrats on your PIP award, that's great news!  Yes you'll receive a letter in the post in the next couple of weeks explaining everything, but often money you're owed arrives in the bank before the letter arrives. Then once you have the award letter, you'll be able to apply for that bus pass. :)  

    Thanks albus.my life will change unimaginably when I can get out and about. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    I am totally stoked for you @gym I remember how life changing it is when you finally get that PIP sorted. :) 
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  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 549 Pioneering
    edited March 28
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    UC is separate from PIP,if you have been awarded PIP it wouldn't go on your UC journal as it has nothing to do with PIP.

    Are you sure it's PIP?


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    gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi @noman.i claimed for pip.I had the telephone assessment for over a hour.do you think it is something else then.as I don't know 😕 🤔 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    It may be worth you leaving a reply on your UC journal asking for clarification.
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    gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I have just looked at my journal.it says they have decided that I have limited work capability,and that I don't need to actively look for work.I don't really understand. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Ah gotcha, yes that's nothing to do with PIP, that's to do with your Universal Credit.  Does it say "Limited capability to work" or "Limited capability for work related activities"?
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    gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    It says limited work capability. I really am confused 
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    gym Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    It also says. I do not have to look for work. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Ok it sounds like you had a work capability assessment related to your universal credit. More information can be found here. PIP is a totally separate benefit from Universal credit. 
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