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Moving from uk to wales ??

maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
Hiya all im on pip and esa and have a mobility car i own my own home id like to sell up and move to wales my homes too big and i need a place with no stairs as iv got osteo arthritis  i dont know what to do to inform benefits agency or council tax people or anyone ?? Im 61.will my move affect my benefits ??? Pip and esa ??. Iv got pip to 2027
Im new to this site and im hopeless pleade help thankyou
 maggieomx

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  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @maggieomx
    As some areas are now full Universal Credit areas the only way to find out how your benefits will be affected by the move is to contact the DWP as a change of address will trigger a change of circumstances review.
      Debsidoo.x
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Oh no ! I feel sick to go through the pip and universal credit malarky again iv got pip to 2027 is.rhyl a universal credit place yet ??
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Has universal credit bee rolled out in rhyl north wales ??
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    PIP isn't means tested so this won't be affected. All areas are now a full UC area but because you don't claim housing benefit then moving house doesn't affect you. It will just be a change of address. However, if you're claiming Income related ESA then any capital you have from selling your home could affect any ESA you claim.

    You need to get face to face advice from your local CAB because it's far to complex for an internet forum to give you the correct advice. Good luck.
    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.
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    The bungalow im looking at needs a lot doing to it to make it safe and livable for me can i use the xcess money i recieve from sale of my home ?? How much can i have in my account before it affects my benefits ??
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're claiming Income related ESA anything £16,000 and over your ESA will stop. As i advised you need to get some face to face advice.
    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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