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MissB
MissB Member Posts: 12 Listener
I have recently been awarded PiP. Could anyone please tell me if I should be declaring this to UC under 'Change of Circumstances'? Thank you.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,403 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MissB you do not need to report this as a change receiving PIP does not affect your UC 
  • MissB
    MissB Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you janer1967 this has been bothering me for a few days. I was worried they would sanction my UC payment or stop paying it. That's a worry off my mind. Thanks again.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,770 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It maybe worth you still mentioning the PIP award on your journal. If you are under 35 and live alone and you're claiming the housing element of UC then a PIP daily living award will mean that you're entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance, rather than the shared rate.

    Also if you're affected by the benefit cap then a PIP award means that you'll no longer be affected by this.

    If you're living with a partner then they could also claim the carers element of UC providing you have a daily living award for PIP and they look after you for at least 35 hours per week.
  • MissB
    MissB Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you poppy for all the infoI am a lot older than 35 and do not have a partner. 

    I have read a lot of your replies online and the information you have given to others has been most helpful to me too. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,770 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Thank you for the kind words! The benefit cap may still have applied to you before you were awarded PIP, so it's still worth reporting the award on your journal.
  • MissB
    MissB Member Posts: 12 Listener
    OK Thanks..........

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