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deduction being taken from my pip

louise79louise79 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi wondered if you can let me know if income support are allowed to take money out of my pip? Even though iv claimed income support for years and still claim it,
Since July they have been taking £45 out of pip, ive never had a letter to say they are or what for. I get enhanced on both parts. And if I owe them why aren't they taking it out of income support. Hope you can help because ringing benefits agency I get nowhere other than getting upset and frustrated
Thanks

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2017
    PIP is a non means tested benefit.
    Has anything else changed ?

    I suggest that you get trained advice from CAB or similar
    or ring the scope help line

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • louise79louise79 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Nothing else changed with benefits I only want to know why? And if allowed? And if I owe income support why don't they deduct out of it, not my pip. Thank you 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @louise79, I'm sorry to hear about this. Hopefully a benefits advisor will be in touch ASAP with some more guidance for you.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi louise79,

    If you have an overpayment or a loan that needs to be paid back it should be deducted out of your Income Support, not your PIP. There's no answer to this other than contacting IS and PIP and getting to the bottom of it. If you feel that you can't do it yourself you could do with seeing a benefits advisor face to face in the area where you live so they can make the calls on your behalf and find out what is going on. All the best.

    Lee

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