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Transfer from WTC under transition Protection to UC

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jane52
jane52 Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
Hello
Will be filling in form re above protected transition from WTC to UC in a few weeks. 
Am self employed and receive pip for a disability. Will claim UC for a year as have over £16,000 in savings.
Do I need to talk to UC about Pip when I speak to a Coach.   I think they know about Pip.   Disability can affect my ability to work as there can be days I cannot work, and there are times of the day I am unable to work.  At the same time I do work.
Any advice on this would be helpful.   I am concerned that if I leave it out completely, and go with transitional protection, that may affect my future Pip assessment which is for the disabilty.  I read that DWP may be joining what is written on UC up with Pip applications/reapplications going forward.
Thank you for help with this
Jane

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you claim UC you will need to report your health condition, supported by a fit note. You will then be referred for a work capability assessment. More information here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-if-you-have-a-disability-or-health-condition-quick-guide/universal-credit-if-you-have-a-disability-or-health-condition#:~:text=When%20you%20make%20a%20claim,Work%20Capability%20Assessment%20(%20WCA%20).

    Claiming PIP doesn’t automatically entitle you to LCWRA. 

    You will also need to make sure you tell them about your savings when you claim. Your capital is disregarded for 1 year, however if your capital drops below £16,000 and then goes back above it your UC will end. 

    As you’re self employed you will need to attend a gateway appointment with a work coach and give them details about your self employed work. If found gainfully self employed you will have a 12 month start up period when the minimum income floor will not apply. 

    You will be expected to report your earnings and expenses on the last day of each assessment period. 

    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.
  • jane52
    jane52 Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
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    Thank you Poppy
    I am not looking to apply for LCWRA.  This is probably going to be my last year working before I retire so wanting to earn as much money as possible and have limitations of my disability re how many hours I work.  Is it in my interest to disclose my disability to coach at UC; what if I do not disclose it?  That is some of what I am unclear about.
    Thank you for help
    Jane
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s no harm in telling your work coach that you’re claiming PIP. 

    Are you a single person or claiming with a partner? Are you responsible for dependent children?
    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.
  • jane52
    jane52 Community member Posts: 55 Courageous
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    Thank you Poppy, that is helpful to know

    Jane
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