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housing benefit

danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
if I get housing benefit automatic as I get esa    em if I loose my review will the fact I get pip also will pip be enouch too qualifly   me for housing benefit 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you're found fit for work for ESA your housing benefit will automatically stop. You will need to contact your local council and ask them to send you a nil income form, you will need to return that form and then your housing benefit will continue.
    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.
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok thanks  should pip I[ I used too be on disability benefit ] be enough too qualifly me for housing  benefit if the worse happens    
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have no other household income then as advised you can claim housing benefit through Nil Income but you need to fill out a form. You can claim housing benefit through nil income even if you weren't claiming PIP.

    If you're found fit for work with ESA then you'll need to request the Mandatory Reconsideration within 1 month of the date of the decision.

    best thing to do if the worst does happen is to post back here and someone will advise you further.
    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.
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok thanks em but I should be ok with regard too that just looking at my finalcal options if worse case happens 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, as advised, you can claim housing benefit through nil income.
    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.
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok that's something of a fallback option
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