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Hi, my name is DaveT1! Where do I stand benefits wise?

DaveT1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I receive ESA & PIP.   A few years ago, I set up a basic blog.  I monetised it.The books say I've a few thousand £s.  I've £425 in other shares (at least, they're through an intermediary).  I've £2,000 in my bank. Where do I stand benefits-wise.  Benefits are my only real income.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,727 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't means tested so savings/capital and other income don't affect it. Means tested benefits are affected by savings/capital of more than £6,000. So if your ESA is Income Related then your savings of less than £6,000 are disregarded.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    Hello and welcome to the community @DaveT1, it's nice to see you join us. 

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,429 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello if you are thinking about claiming PIP then visit the Benefits and Work site and take a self assessment test for PIP. Remember that PIP is not awarded on a disability or diagnosis or because you have a certain illness. PIP is awarded on your inabilities to cope or manage the PIP descriptors safely and repeatedly and in a timely timely.  By taking a self test will give you a good indication of if you would be able to claim PIP when taking the self test be totally honest as should you take your application for PIP forward the information and answers given on the application form will have to be justified at your assessment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,727 Disability Gamechanger
    wilko said:
    take a self assessment test for PIP.
    Rather a pointless task in my opinion, whci has been pointed out many times before here. That self test is only helpful if you fully understand the descriptors and criteria and few people do.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    I second that. There is no such thing as a PIP self assessment really. Badge it up and call it what you like but they all fall somewhere between useless and meaningless.


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