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Housing benefit effected by pip??

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lyndzmac
lyndzmac Community member Posts: 8 Connected
Hi all... im a total newbie and my head is scrambled... 
I am currently on income related esa and get full housing and council tax benefit. I'm freaking out as I have my PIP assesment tmoro and have just had a gut wrenching feeling I'm going to lose my housing and council tax  if i get awarded any PIP... 
Can anyone please advise if this is right.. 

Many thanks in advance  x

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,228 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    PIP isn't means tested and won't affect your housing benefit in a bad way. Infact in some cases claiming PIP is a good thing because it can increase the amount you're entitled to. It also means that your housing benefit won't be affected by non dependent deductions if you're awarded the daily living part.

    Good luck with the PIP claim.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lyndzmac and welcome to the community!

    I wish you all the best with your PIP claim, and please do let us know if there is anything we can do to help :)
    Scope

  • lyndzmac
    lyndzmac Community member Posts: 8 Connected
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    Thank you both for ur reply. I feel loads better now.. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm really glad to here this @lyndzmac! :)
    Scope

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
    edited July 2019
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    I hope you get on well at your PIP assessment today @lyndzmac
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • lyndzmac
    lyndzmac Community member Posts: 8 Connected
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    Awe Thank you. I've just left. It wasn't too bad. Had massive panic attack when I first went in bit the lady who done it was amazing
    Fingers crossed I hit the descriptors and she doesn't lie like the esa assessor I had 2 yrs ago ?
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lyndzmac, I'm sorry you had a panic attack, but I'm glad they were really nice.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
    Scope

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    I'm glad the assessor was good @lyndzmac.
    Remember if you want to, you can call them in about a week and request a copy of the assessor's report. Best of luck!
    Community Manager
    Scope
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