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Can i still claim universal credit if i already claim PIP

missalisonb
missalisonb Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, Im on the lower scale of the PIP and get £77 per week, i was just wondering if can I still claim for universal credit please ?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,719 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Claiming PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to claim Universal Credit. Whether or not you're entitled to claim it will totally depend on your circumstances, such as savings/capital of more than £16,000 will exclude you from claiming. Living with a partner that works and other certain incomes like pensions etc. Very difficult to give any advice here because you haven't given any information.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,595 Scope online community team
    Hi @missalisonb. PIP is ignored as income for Universal Credit, so claiming PIP doesn't stop you being able to claim UC. 
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