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PIP & Cost of Living

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mary123
mary123 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
Morning - just got off the phone to DWP re: PIP and Mandatory Reconsideration.
Advisor told me that son should be eligible for Government's 'Cost of Living Support Package'.  I didn't really know anything about it and she told me it should be £650 - two payments of £326 in July and £324 in the Autumn. 
However, I've looked at the gov.uk pages and it appears that as he only gets PIP - he doesn't claim any other benefits (yet) as he's just finished A levels and hoping to go to Further Education - I don't think he'll be eligible?  I think the amount solely for PIP only claims is £150?
Can anyone confirm is this is right as I'm not very benefit-savvy; PIP is the first one I've helped son claim for. He or I don't receive any other benefits (I work so am not eligible) and he's been in full-time education until now, having just left school.
Thanks in advance for all help and advice, as ever. 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    mary123 said:
    ..as he only gets PIP - he doesn't claim any other benefits (yet) as he's just finished A levels and hoping to go to Further Education - I don't think he'll be eligible?  I think the amount solely for PIP only claims is £150?
    You are correct.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,764 Disability Gamechanger
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    @mary123 they haven't released the criteria for the autumn payment yet or the eligibility periods and stuff. If he doesn't go into further education putting in a claim sooner is probably best so he might be entitled to the next part
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    @mary123 they haven't released the criteria for the autumn payment yet or the eligibility periods and stuff. If he doesn't go into further education putting in a claim sooner is probably best so he might be entitled to the next part

    I might be wrong, but I thought payments were related to a specific date i.e. only eligible if you are claiming xxxx on this date xxxxx
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Cartini said: I might be wrong, but I thought payments were related to a specific date i.e. only eligible if you are claiming xxxx on this date xxxxx
    That was the case for the first payment and will presumably also be the case for the second one but we don’t know the qualifying dates for that second payment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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