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avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
Hi 

I am on pip daily living, what other benefits would I be entitled to? 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,761 Disability Gamechanger
    That would depend on many things tbh, you could try the benefits calculators "turn2us" or "entitledto" if you don't want to give out more info on here.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    I also get universal credit but I haven’t got any payment from them yet as I get statutory sick pay 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm assuming you're sending in fit notes for your UC claim, is that correct?

    The 63% deduction will apply to you if you don't have dependent children or been assessed as having limited capability for work. This means your UC could very likely be reduced to zero.
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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Yes I am sending fit notes 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then you will be referred for a work capability assessment, which should be 29 days after you send your first fit note. If it's past that and you haven't been referred then you'll need to speak to your case manager to ask them to refer you. Once this is done you'll receive the work capability assessment form.

    Do be aware that a PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to limited capability for work.

    Council tax reduction isn't part of UC and needs to be claimed from your local council, if you haven't already done that. Apart from that i'm afraid there's no other benefits because UC has replaced them all.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Thank you for telling me that, 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    They haven’t said to me as yet I need a work capability assessment, I haven’t been to work for 4 months 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should have been referred for that assessment by now. Have you spoken to your case manager to ask them to refer you? Once you receive the form you'll need to fill it in with as much information as possible about how your conditions affect you. Send relevant evidence to support your claim.

    Remember the work capability assessment is about the work you can do, rather than the work you can't do and this is what you'll be assessed on.

    A face to face assessment is most likely.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Thank you for the information, occupational health are dealing with it as I had to speak to them
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    No problem but you'll need to speak to your case manager at DWP for your limited capability for work referral. Your OT won't be able to arrange that.
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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Thank you, what is the benefit of limited capability for work? As I am on pip daily living and on universal credit but I haven’t received  any payment as I’m getting statutory sick pay 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    LCW is part of UC if you have a health condition that limits your capability to work. A PIP award doesn't automatically entitle you to receive this. The reason why you don't receive any UC payments is because your SSP reduces the amount you're entitled to.

    Once your SSP ends you will then start to receive some UC.



    This link is about the work capability assessment. Even though it states ESA, it's exactly the same as the UC work capability assessment. https://www.chdauk.co.uk/employment-and-support-allowance-esa



    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Hi 

    what other benefits do you think I would be entitled to? Or any free things? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Council tax reduction is the only other thing because UC has replaced all other benefits. You need to chase up the work capability assessment on Monday, as i advised.

    Your PIP award will allow you to take a carer with you to a lot of attractions. A CEA card to allow to you take a carer with you to the cinema but this costs £6 per year. Disabled persons rail card but it's £20 a year and will allow you a third off yours and a companion's travel costs.

    That's about all, i'm afraid.
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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Hi Poppy 
    Thank you for the information, I do have a disabled blue badge, disabled bus pass and I do have the cea cinema card which I do use when I go to the cinema with another person. 

    How does work Capability Assessment work if you are employed but getting paid statutory sick pay?

    Thank you 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Hi Poppy 
    Thank you for the information, I do have a disabled blue badge, disabled bus pass and I do have the cea cinema card which I do use when I go to the cinema with another person. 

    How does work Capability Assessment work if you are employed but getting paid statutory sick pay?

    Thank you 

    No problem.

    I answered your question about the work capability assessment in a previous comment. I also put links for you to have a read of so that you'll have some understanding of what the work capability assessment is all about, did you have a read of those? If you didn't then please have a read.

    SSP is only paid for 28 weeks then it stops. It won't stop a work capability assessment taking place.
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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    So I can do this while I’m on statutory sick pay and still employed, 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    So I can do this while I’m on statutory sick pay and still employed, 

    Yes, as i previously advised. You must continue to send in sick/fit notes for your UC claim.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Hi Poppy 

    I will look into that thank you

    What is the payment amount?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    You seem to be very confused about the whole UC limited capability for work process. You said in an earlier comment that you don't receive any UC because of your SSP.

    Have you actually started a claim for UC and are you sending in sick notes from your GP? If you have started a claim is that claim still active because if your payments are reduced to zero your claim will usually end.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Sorry to confuse you, 

    yes I’m on universal credit but not getting any payment as I’m getting statutory sick pay, 

    I am sending fit notes to them from my gp,
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    No problem. The reason you're not receiving any payments is because your SSP reduces the amount of UC you're entitled to by 63p for every £1 you receive. Is it a single or joint claim? if joint then does your partner work?

    If you don't rent your home and need help with the rent then yes your UC payments will be reduced to zero. So, do you rent your home or own it or live with parents?

    How much SSP do you receive?


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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Yes it is a single claim, and I live with my parents 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If your over 25 then the standard monthly amount is £317.82. If under 25 it's £251.77 but as advised a few times your SSP will affect the amount you're entitled to. Once your SSP ends either one of those amount is what you'll receive.

    Once you've had the work capability assessment and a decisions been made on that if you're given limited capability for work related activity (LCWRA) then you'll receive an extra £336.20 per month from the 4th month of your claim, starting from when you sent your first fit note. If the decision is anything else then your money will remain the same.

    All i can advise at the moment is for you to speak to either your work coach or case manager and ask them to refer you for the work capability assessment. Once that is done and you receive the work capability assessment form, if you need further advice come back and someone will advise you. Other than that there's no other advice to give. Please read the links above about the work capability assessment process. Other than that there's no other advice to give.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Yes I am under 25, I’m 21. I will phone DWP maybe tomorrow and explain to them, I just thought that assessment is if you can’t work and then you go into one of them groups
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    avakarlsson said:I just thought that assessment is if you can’t work and then you go into one of them groups
    If only it was as simple as that, unfortunately, it isn't. A face to face assessment is most likely needed, once the forms have been returned. The assessment will be similar to PIP but with different criteria. They will assess your ability to do any type of work because it's about the work you can do and not the work you can't do.

    When you speak to your work coach/case manager, there's no need to explain anything, just ask them to refer you for the work capability assessment.

    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    I will maybe phone universal credit tomorrow and see what they say, 

    if I do get it how much would I get each month? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I will maybe phone universal credit tomorrow and see what they say, 

    if I do get it how much would I get each month? 

    We are just going around in circles here. Once your SSP ends you'll receive £251.77 per month. Once you've been assessed if you're given LCWRA then it will be an extra £336.20, which is a total amount of £587.97.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Ok thank you for letting me know, Sorry for the confusion
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome and no problem.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Is there any leisure activities I would be entitled to or anything else like that? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry i'm not sure what you mean by that?
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  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    If I’m on pip daily living what else would I be entitled to, is there free leisure activities or other things I would be entitled to and I can apply 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I already answered that question in a comment above. Your PIP award will allow a carer free entry into a lot of UK attractions but it doesn't mean you'll receive free entry yourself. So no, it's doesn't entitle you to this.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    I have a cea card I use when I take someone with me, I have a disabled bus pass to use on the buses.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good you have those. Unfortunately, there really isn't anything else you would be entitled to.
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Just hope I get the work Capability Assessment then I will get more payment 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to be placed into the LCWRA group for that to happen, if you're placed into the LCW group then you won't receive any extra payments. Send evidence with the form to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    As advised, if you need further advice when you do receive that form just post here and i'm sure someone will advise you. In the meantime other than ask them to refer you for the work capability assessment there's nothing else to advise you on.

    Good luck with the assessment process :)
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    Thank you for letting me know,  

    How often do they pay you if your get the work capability?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Monthly. As your UC payment is reduced to zero is your claim still open or has it closed?
    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.
  • avakarlssonavakarlsson Member Posts: 332 Courageous
    My claim is still open 
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