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Back pay from pip

Good morning. Looking for advice as I don't understand the dwp. I'm on uc as well as pip. I've just recieved a back payment from dwp after appeal regarding my pip. My wife works which affects my uc wich I receive due to my disability. Question is will this back pay affect my uc and do I need to notify them of the payment. 
Regards 

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

    Your PIP payment will not affect your UC because PIP isn't means tested. The backdated money won't affect it either because it's backdated money. If it's more than £6,000 or it takes your savings over £6,000 then it's disregarded for 1 year. No, you don't need to notify about the payment. UC is part of DWP like PIP.
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  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Thank you for confirming my thoughts.  It's nice to have a clear mind instead of having something else to worry about. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. I totally agree and happy i could put your mind at rest :)
    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.
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