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Never had benefits what can I claim

gillybabegillybabe Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have been awarded enhanced rate for care but no !mobility pip is a joke but that's another story! I have multiple sclerosis butbut still work. My MS as deteriorating and I want to reduce my hours to 21 and keep going as long as possible. My partner works and we have a mortgage. Does anyone know what I can claim as i don't know the benefit system. Someone said I could claim for my new boiler i had the week before my mandatory decision was awarded to me. This was back dates to September 18. Thank you 

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    What benefits do you currently claim? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2019
    Hi,

    PIP doesn't automatically qualify you for any benefits. If you're claiming working tax credits and you work then you can claim the disabled element of that, if you're not claiming tax credits then you won't be able to start a new claim because all areas are now a full universal credit area.

    Claiming Universal credit will depend on your household income, savings and capital.

    Do you have dependent children?

    Claiming a free boiler grant because you don't claim any means tested benefits will depend on your household income and whether you claim tax credits.  See link.
    https://www.boilergrants.info/who-qualifies.php



    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.
  • gillybabegillybabe Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I don't claim any benefits. I currently work 28 hours but am struggling and keep using my holidays as i don't get paid for first three days. My boiler blew up week before my award. Our income is not to had as my partner works 12 hour days including overtime but he is permanent my tired helping me as well. Thank you for replying
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Maybe speak to your employer about reasonable adjustments. https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gillybabe and welcome to the community! Here is a link to calculate your benefits which is a 10 minute questionnaire which will be able to tell you what benefits you may be entitled to :) 
    Community Partner
    Scope

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