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Will PIP affect my LCWRA?

cburton85
cburton85 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi, I just got a letter this morning to say I’ve been accepted for PIP for the enhanced daily living rate and enhanced mobility rate and was wondering if it would affect my other benefits?

The only other benefits I’m on is universal credit with the housing element. I am also on LCWRA. Thanks

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,114 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Getting PIP wont affect the other benefits you are getting 



  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,293 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have any non dependants living with you and your UC has a housing costs contribution deduction on it then, now you have PIP, that deduction should no longer be applied.
    If you have a partner who is also on your UC claim they can claim the carer element for looking after you.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hi @cburton85. Congratulations on your successful PIP claim. I hope @janer1967 and @calcotti's answers have been useful?
    I just wanted to add that it's always worthwhile informing UC.
    I don't know your age but if (for example) you are single and under 35 you could well be getting the 'shared room' rate of housing element, and now being awarded PIP you would be entitled to the one bedroom rate. 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,293 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't know your age but if (for example) you are single and under 35 you could well be getting the 'shared room' rate of housing element, and now being awarded PIP you would be entitled to the one bedroom rate. 
    Forgot that one. Very hard to provide appropriate advice when there is almost no information about the situation.
    In summary, being awarded IP will not reduce the UC entitlement but there are a number of situations in which being awarded PIP might increase the UC entitlement. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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