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Is pip means rested

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Pipconfised22
Pipconfised22 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I have been in receipt of pip for me and hubby for several years and understood it to be non-meams tested. My council however insists on allowing ng elements if our payments into account. Most recently for caring for my hubby.  They say that it is within their rights to take it into account when calculating whether i need to put a contribution payment towards care. We are council tenants, well under the savings threshold. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    For benefits purposes no it isn't. For paying a contribution towards any care you receive then yes it is. The majority of people have to pay some contribution towards this.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Pipconfised22. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today?

    Thanks for already reaching out to us today. I can hear some of the confusion and frustration you are currently experiencing.

    In all honesty, this is not an area of my expertise. This means I am hoping someone else can respond to you soon.

    However, I have found that Age UK states

    You might be eligible for PIP if you're under State Pension age and you need help with daily living activities, getting around, or both. 

    It isn't based on your National Insurance contributions and it isn't means-tested, so how much you earn or how much you have in saving doesn't make a difference.

    If you're awarded PIP before you get to State Pension age, you'll continue to receive it afterwards, too. You can still make a claim if you're working. 

    If you've reached State Pension age and have care needs, you should claim Attendance Allowance instead.

    I hope this at least semi-helps. I also wanted to respond to greet you and let you know we hear you and see you. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to help  :)
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