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Can i still claim universal credit if i already claim PIP

missalisonb Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, Im on the lower scale of the PIP and get £77 per week, i was just wondering if can I still claim for universal credit please ?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,499 Disability Gamechanger

    Claiming PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to claim Universal Credit. Whether or not you're entitled to claim it will totally depend on your circumstances, such as savings/capital of more than £16,000 will exclude you from claiming. Living with a partner that works and other certain incomes like pensions etc. Very difficult to give any advice here because you haven't given any information.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hi @missalisonb. PIP is ignored as income for Universal Credit, so claiming PIP doesn't stop you being able to claim UC. 
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