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sleepingplum Member Posts: 8 Listener
Just had a amended tax credit and since my dla has chafed to pip our money has gone down 30 pound a week because I am now on highest rate mobility standard daily living plus our council tax is sky high way to be kicked in the teeth for genuinely being disabled 


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sleepingplum   Thanks for you post. Sorry to hear this.

    Please may I suggest speak to CAB. See if they can help you do a review of your benefits.

    See what else your entitled to you.

    I do have the following links may be helpful regarding money and managing.

    Money Advice Service

    Step change.

    Please if I can help with anything further please get in touch.

    I am one of the team of community champions on the forum, we help and advise members.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,885 Disability Gamechanger

    I'm assuming you were claiming high rate care DLA and this would have entitled you to the severe disability element of working tax credits. As you're now claiming standard daily living you won't be entitled to the severe disability element of WTC. If you're working yourself then you will still be entitled to the disabled element but of course this is less money.

    I'm afraid i can't help with the council tax reduction because all local councils have their own criteria for this and you'll need to contact them to make sure you're award is correct.
  • sleepingplum
    sleepingplum Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi poppy my circumstances changed after I had had my assessment. I woke one morning and found I was in so much pain it frightened me so phoned and told them and they told me I had qualified and to ask for a mandatory reconsideration but was told it would be drawn out and not successful but now I am told that I can’t prepare a meal but can use a microwave but having to use 2 crutches because I fall with one is impossible I think I need to know what happens if I report a change what I have to go through
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,885 Disability Gamechanger
    @sleepingplum when did you change from DLA to PIP and when was the decision made on the PIP?

    Sorry i'm confused, what did they tell you that you had qualified for?

    Preparing a meal. Using a microwave or needing an aid is the same points and 2 would be score for either of them. You won't s score anymore points for needing both crutches because if you can reasonably use an aid, such as a perching stool then this is what you'll score points for. Carrying items around the kitchen is not part of the criteria for preparing a meal.

    If assistance is needed then you need to prove that it wouldn't be safe for you to use an aid.

    Having some understanding of the PIP descriptors and what they mean always helps. This is because it may not be possible to score the points you think you should score. Have a look at this link.

    If you can answer my above questions then i can help you further.


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