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PIP vs universal credit

cristina74cristina74 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello everyone
my brother is in receipt of PIP, high mobility rate, which was converted into a lease of a car through Motability. 
As he lives in a care home, I have been advised to apply on behalf of him for universal credit, as he needs to make contributions towards the cost of his care service. What is it going to happen to his PIP entitlement if I make this application? Thank you 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't part of Universal credit and his payments will continue. Universal credit is a means tested working age benefit.
    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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