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PIP decision overturned - HB received Important information about your benefits

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Gee23
Gee23 Community member Posts: 19 Connected

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for some advice or help from someone who may have had a similar situation to mine. My PIP decision was over turned by the tribunal about 4 weeks ago. I have not heard anything from DWP or received any payment just yet but today I got an email containing a series of letters/statements from my LA regarding my previous housing benefit claim. I no longer claim HB as I migrated over to UC late 2023 so these letters are confusing, as there is no written explanation and they look like decision notices for when I was in receipt of HB. What I have noticed though is that the periods that I was entitled to PIP (but had been refused) are now showing on these statements and I’m worried sick that I’m getting these because I’m going to now owe a large overpayment?
During this time I was working and my benefit was adjusted in line with my earnings, my daughter was also working (classed as non dependent) and my benefit was decided correctly based on her earnings so would me have claiming PIP have affected my HB further?
Though the letters came this morning, there’s no where to call until Monday and even then no gaurentee I’ll get through as their lines used to be chock a block with other calls!
Has anyone heard of this or been in a similar situation, what could it mean? Any advice welcomed please

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    Claiming daily living PIP would have meant at the time that there would have been no non dependent deductions, even though your adult daughter was living with you at the time. As there were deductions based on her earnings then that would have been correct.

    The amount of deduction would depend on her weekly earnings. You can check those amounts here, which would be last years rates. https://england.shelter.org.uk/professional_resources/legal/benefits/housing_benefit_calculation_rates/housing_benefit_calculation_rates_2023_to_2024#title-7 the figures are per week.

    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.
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  • Gee23
    Gee23 Community member Posts: 19 Connected
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    Thank you for the response, I wasn’t able to find the answer online but now you’ve explained I have an idea.
    So it means as I was entitled to pip the deduction would not apply to my house hold for non dependant but because my daughter was working at the then the deductions were correct regardless of the exemption.

    Meaning I would owe them no money and vice Versa?

    Or does it mean the deductions would not have happened if the decision was awarded even if my daughter was working while I was in receipt of HB because of PIP.

    It’s a relief to be cleared up, I worry so bad about everything and this panicked me. I wish they provided a covering letter with explanation.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    Apologies, I was distracted when I replied and didn't read the thread properly. If the decision of your PIP was overturned and backdated then it means Housing benefit owe you some money, if the PIP includes daily living part. This is because the deductions for the non dependant at the time wouldn't have applied. DWP often share information with your local Authority.

    Same applies to UC if it includes housing element and there's non dependant deductions. Are you claiming UC with a partner?

    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.
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  • Gee23
    Gee23 Community member Posts: 19 Connected
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    No it’s just me 😊 Thanks for clearing this up! it’s all so confusing, I can breath a bit now. I’ll just wait to see if any letters come to explain.
    I really appreciate your advice, it’s so helpful.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. You didn't answer this question… Are you claiming UC with a partner?

    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.
  • Gee23
    Gee23 Community member Posts: 19 Connected
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    Sorry, when I said no it’s just me - that was my answer, I meant no I dont have one.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah yes, sorry, it's been one of those mornings. Once your PIP award is put into payment make sure you report the changes to UC and any non dependent deductions you have will no longer apply. You will be owed some money for that from UC too.

    If you were also affected by the benefit cap, this will also be lifted.

    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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