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I have been awarded PIP, now want to apply for Universal Credit. Will I need my award letter?

Sweetpea8
Sweetpea8 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited November 24 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have been awarded pip dont have award letter yet .
I now want to apply for universal credit will i need the pip award letter to do this?

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  • Sweetpea8
    Sweetpea8 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I have been awarded pip dont have award letter yet .
    I now want to apply for universal credit will i need the pip award letter to do this?

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,839 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 24
    You don't need a PIP award letter to apply for UC. Whether you're entitled to any UC will totally depend on your circumstances. As it's a means tested benefit if you live with a partner, you claim as a couple. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=645bf40a-a486-417f-9e2b-4dbf8a4491ec
    If a health condition limits your capability to work then when you claim UC you should report your health condition and then send a fit note from your GP within 7 days of this. You will then be referred for a work capability assessment. You will need to make sure you continue to send the fit notes with no gaps until a decision's been made on the work capability assessment. More information here on this.
    Are you claiming UC with a partner? If so does your PIP award include the daily living part? May i ask if you're currently working or claiming any other benefits? Are you a student?



  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

    Scope community team

    Hello @Sweetpea8

    Thanks for posting your query, I hope the above reply has been helpful. 

    I noticed that you created two discussions about this, one in the PIP category and another in the UC category, I just wanted to let you know that I have merged these together and edited the title so that others have an idea about your query.

    Hopefully you enjoy taking part in the community :) 
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