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I receive PIP for both daily living and mobility. Should I get help with my rent?

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Simister
Simister Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello at present I receive PIP for both daily and mobility should I also get help with my rent?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    Hi,
    PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to any means tested benefits. For help with your rent you would need to claim Universal Credit (unless you live in supported/temporary housing)  and because it's a means tested benefit whether you're entitled to anything will depend on your circumstances. If you live with a partner you claim as a couple and your joint circumstances will be taken into consideration.
    If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming.
    Impossible to advise without any information. You can either use a benefits calculator to speak to an advice agency near you for a full benefits check. Calculator here. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=8e120075-8f1c-4f2e-ad2b-bbaaff4729da
    For advice start here. https://advicelocal.uk/


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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    A warm welcome from me too @Simister. It is great to see you have joined Scope's forum. I can see @poppy123456 has responded to your question. Just to confirm, do you feel your question has been answered? If you need further clarification or have any other questions, we would be more than happy to help so please don't hesitate to say  :)
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,124 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Simister good afternoon and welcome to scope from me as well, hope you enjoy being a part of our community.
    As @poppy123456 rightly says without further info it's impossible to advise, you could as an alternative use a benefits checker to get an idea:

    https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/survey/1/68d6dda6-2279-4fdc-be72-9bd328a0d53c

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