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Hi, my name is feyjames! my daughter will soon be receiving pip will my UC payment for her stop?

feyjames Community member Posts: 3 Listener

Hi my daughter will soon be receiving pip will my UC payment for her stop as she will receive the money and I get help with the rent she is 17 and at full time college


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,307 Scope online community team

    Hi @feyjames and welcome to the community.

    I'm glad to hear your daughter was awarded PIP, that must be a big weight off your mind? As far as I'm aware (and if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will tell me soon) your UC shouldn't be affected by them claiming PIP.

    Albus (he/him)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,292 Disability Gamechanger

    @Albus_Scope is correct.. sort of. UC is not affected in a bad way because your child element for her will continue until the 1st September following her 19th birthday if she remains in full time non advanced education.

    You say she will “soon” be receiving PIP, has she had a decision on that claim yet? Once she has, if she’s award Enhanced daily living then you will be entitled to the higher disabled child element. If it’s any other award then you will be entitled to the lower disabled child element.

    Are you claiming the LCWRA element for yourself? If not and her PIP award includes the daily living part then you will be able to claim carers element of UC. This will increase your maximum UC entitlement by a further £189.31/month.

    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.
  • feyjames
    feyjames Community member Posts: 3 Listener

    Hi thank-you so much for your answers its so good to know that, but if she drops out of college will I lose everything as she keeps going in and out as has autism and ADHD.

  • feyjames
    feyjames Community member Posts: 3 Listener

    We are still waiting for confirmation on PIP and don't know what's happening with all changes from government is it going to stop

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