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paul52
paul52 Member Posts: 9 Listener
If you are in receipt on Carers allowance can it go against  you in the the PIP.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,332 Disability Gamechanger
    If the reasons you're claiming it contradict the reason for your PIP then yes they can. For example, if you're claiming for a physical disability and you're caring for someone that also has the same disability, it can go against you.
  • joyclyn
    joyclyn Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    hate to trouble you but poppy do you know anything about going to tribunal after 9 months wait then I was upset / asked by judge if they could contact my doctor regarding mental health so feel no further forward will it b classed as a new tribunal  thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,332 Disability Gamechanger
    joyclyn said:
    hate to trouble you but poppy do you know anything about going to tribunal after 9 months wait then I was upset / asked by judge if they could contact my doctor regarding mental health so feel no further forward will it b classed as a new tribunal  thank you.
    Hi,

    This can happen yes, if they feel there isn't enough of evidence. Hopefully you'll have another date soon. Good luck.
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    If the reasons you're claiming it contradict the reason for your PIP then yes they can. For example, if you're claiming for a physical disability and you're caring for someone that also has the same disability, it can go against you.
    Absolutely right Poppy. In fact there are recorded instances where the Presenting Officer (for the DWP) becomes aware that the PIP claimant is also claiming CA he/she will attempt to direct the appeal panel to consider refusing the appeal on those grounds. It is not unheard of for the PO to question the claimant on the validity of the CA claim.  

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