I agree with what Alex said; PIP is not means-tested and
you can work and receive PIP. Like Alex
says the nature of the work could lead the DWP to query whether you qualify for
PIP, particularly if the activities involved in doing the job are at odds with
the activities you have claimed difficulty with.as a result of your illness or
disability. A lot depends on how much work you do as well and if you have help
or support to do the job so there are times when it's not clear cut. If you have any questions about this please post back on here.
For housing benefit and council tax support, PIP can only
have a positive impact in that you may be entitled to receive more help so be sure to inform the local authority about your PIP
award if and when you make a claim to those benefits. Similarly if you live in
an area where you are still able to claim working tax credit, depending on your
PIP award you may be entitled to more money or depending on your circumstances be required to work less hours
in order to qualify.
A benefit calculation would help to illustrate these things
and you can have a go at one here
I hope that helps
I was just awarded PIP and less than 3 weeks later had a letter from the Local Authority notifying us that they're cutting our Housing Benefit because I am now receiving PIP.And what's worse, they cut our Housing Benefit more than the amount I'm actually getting on PIP, so we're at a net loss in our monthly income now.
This is an old thread but just incase someone reads this. An increase of Income related ESA will not make a housing benefit award decrease. " not having anymore than the state says you need to live on" otherwise known as the benefit cap. For those claiming PIP/DLA/AA they are excluded from the benefits cap. https://www.gov.uk/benefit-cap/when-youre-not-affected