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Haven't received help with rent from Universal credit

debpeetdebpeet Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2018 in Universal Credit
I am on enhanced pip mobility and standard daily living my partner works full time and gets paid every 4th Friday,we have a joint claim on uni cred to help with cost of rent which is almost £500 every month but we have had nothing from uni cred towards rent ,my partner pays the rent which is half his wages ,I only get standard pip each month because the car we had failed  mot ,we desperately need advice on what steps to take .I went for a uni cred assessment and the report online stated that my knee was examined ( it was nt) and I could lift my leg up when lying down ( I was in a seat all through assessment ) we have no idea where to turn for help about this .I have osteoarthritis,depression,irritable bowel and thyroid problem any advice will be greatly recieved

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @debpeet

    Welcome my friend it’s great to meet you today.

    We have got a helpline which is a good place to start with.

    Here’s the number below for you: 

    0808 800 3333

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you further as we have got more help/advice.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    debpeet said:
    I am on enhanced pip mobility and standard daily living my partner works full time and gets paid every 4th Friday,we have a joint claim on uni cred to help with cost of rent which is almost £500 every month but we have had nothing from uni cred towards rent ,my partner pays the rent which is half his wages ,I only get standard pip each month because the car we had failed  mot ,we desperately need advice on what steps to take .I went for a uni cred assessment and the report online stated that my knee was examined ( it was nt) and I could lift my leg up when lying down ( I was in a seat all through assessment ) we have no idea where to turn for help about this .I have osteoarthritis,depression,irritable bowel and thyroid problem any advice will be greatly recieved
    Hi,

    UC is a means tested benefit and the any claim will depend on what your partner earns per month. Pop your details into the benefits calculator to see what it says. They are only as accurate as the info you put into them.

    Are you saying you've been found fit for work after your assessment? If so then you can ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you have 1 month from the date of the decision to request this.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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