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I was owed over £700 from PIP. However I think this has been used to pay off debt- is this allowed?

dezzi111dezzi111 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 8 in PIP, DLA and AA
I was owed over £700 from pip im on universal credit but just received a letter saying I was owed over £700 in benefits which I presume is pip as I have just been awarded higher on there but letter also states they have took that out of the money which is outstanding of money I owe which I have been paying out of my universal credit thought they can’t touch pip money ?


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,186

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    Hello @dezzi111

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    It's quite common for them to send a claim to debt management to see if there is any money that needs recovering. 
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,512 Disability Gamechanger
    @dezzi111 hi and a warm welcome from me also.
    They can recover debt in anyway possible and do so, look on the bright side at least some/all of your debt has been repaid,
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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