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Disability money effected?

orourke20orourke20 Member Posts: 12 Connected
I claim UC and I get the disability element to say I can’t work and I also get PIP, I’m looking on moving in with my partner I currently claim single because we aren’t living together but when I declare we are in a relationship and living together how will my UC be effected 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,824 Disability Gamechanger
    Good afternoon, hope you are ok today ? First question does your partner work?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    When you move in with your partner they will need to make a claim for UC for you to claim as a couple. Whether you'll be entitled to UC once they move in will totally depend on circumstances. Use a benefits calculator and put both your details into it to see what you maybe entitled to. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=12626820-dd4e-4934-8391-95e6f2db5c76

    Your PIP won't be affected.

    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.
  • orourke20orourke20 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    @woodbine hi I am okay thank you how are u and no not currently but he will be working before we move out 
  • orourke20orourke20 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    @poppy123456 hi so I might not be entitled to it I’m in the group of never being able to work 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    orourke20 said:
    @poppy123456 hi so I might not be entitled to it I’m in the group of never being able to work 

    I have absolutely no idea because you haven't given any information. Please use the benefits calculator i posted above.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hello @orourke20. Under your current circumstances with your partner not working, when you move in together all that should change is your single element on UC will change to the couple element. You'll continue to receive the LCW/LCWRA element. 
    When your partner begins work, their wages will affect your overall UC. Whether you'll still be entitled to any depends on how much they'll be earning.
    As others have mentioned your PIP will not be affected. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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