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Pip award changing trigger universal credit?

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sam1908
sam1908 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi quick question regarding my partners pip award changing from high rate daily living to standard rate. Just got her letter through on Thursday saying she will no longer be reviving the high rate so we have to phone tax credits in the morning to let them know which means we will lose the severe disablity element of WTC. Will this make our current tax credit claim end as we live in a full service area for UC or will it just change our current award for tax credits, thanks. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,268 Championing
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    No, this won't be classed as a change of circumstances.
    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.
  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Championing
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    Shouldn't make a new claim because of your being awarded a lower PIP award. But they will try anything to get you on UC to save money if you need to or not" 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,268 Championing
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    wilko said:
    Shouldn't make a new claim because of your being awarded a lower PIP award. But they will try anything to get you on UC to save money if you need to or not" 
    No, it's not classed as a change of circumstances to prompt a change to Universal Credit.
    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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