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Can I apply for Universal Credit on PIP?

johnbjohnjohnbjohn Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited April 2019 in Universal Credit
I am receiving PIP , would I still be able to receive universal credit

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,941

    Scope community team

    Hi @johnbjohn, welcome to the community!

    Yes you can, but if you’re currently in receipt of SDP you can’t presently apply for UC.
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    Scope

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  • johnbjohnjohnbjohn Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I have multiple sclerosis which I have just been diagnosed , would that entitle me to any other benefit. Thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It will totally depend on your circumstances. Universal credit is a means tested benefit and claiming it depends on other household income. I'd advise a visit to your local CAB for a full benefits check.
    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.
  • johnbjohnjohnbjohn Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Can I claim universal credit and also pip? Thank you
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    They are two separate benefits. If you meet the criteria then you can claim both
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • johnbjohnjohnbjohn Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Please tell me the criteria thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    For Universal credit it will depend on your circumstances. Household income, savings/capital. Putting your details into a benefits calculator will tell if you'll be eligible to claim or not. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/ Or you can make an appointment at an advice agency near you for a full benefits check.

    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.
  • sassysailorsassysailor Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I don't know if this will help but I am on UC I have two children on my own I am also in receipt of pip but I was on UC first I'd enquire through your local job centre it's worth a try 
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