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Hi advise please

hollx91 Member Posts: 5 Listener
I have just been put on pip enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility I have rung every one to let them know tax credits are now aware but explained nothing will I get premium working tax ect can anyone explain if living alone one dependant and just put on full pip payments how much am I entitled to a week now please 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,422 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2018
    You won't receive disabled tax credit element unless you work and receive working tax credits. The disabled element isn't paid for you with child tax credits because it's not your childs PIP, it's yours.  Anything else you maybe entitled to will totally depend on what other benefits other than PIP you receive.
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,457 Disability Gamechanger
    Your your award letter will  inform you of what your PIP award payments are. As PIP is a strand alone benefit which will not have an impact on any other benefits you receive or entitled to claim. You be aware that as you claim the enhanced mobility rate you will be entitled to claim a blue badge if you drive or are driven about. Also you can claim full road tax of the car you drive and own. You may wish if you drive think about getting a free mobility car but this will use all your enhanced mobility allowance. Have you done one of the benefits calculator site to see how your benefits would or could be improved.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,422 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2018
    An Enhanced mobility award will only automatically entitle you to a blue badge if you scored at least 8 points in the moving around part of the mobility. If you scored the points in following and planning a journey this doesn't automatically entitle you to a blue badge. A PIP award can increase other means tested benefits but it totally depends what, if any you claim.


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