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Pip and housing benefit

ali901ali901 Member Posts: 15 Listener
Hi there all I just wanted to ask  I get pip standard rate and would I get a extra payment  or top up on my unversial Credit or housing benefit. And do I need to tell unversial. Credit  that I receive pip. Thank

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,595 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community PIP and UC are totally different benefit and there is no top up payment just for getting PIP.

    In order to get a top up payment you need to be declared as limited capability for work and work related activities.
    known as LCWRA. This process starts by you declaring a new illness in your on line journal and then submitting fit notes, once you have submitted fit notes fort 28 days you should be referred for a work capability assessment and sent the UC50 form to complete and then have a f2f or at present a phone assessment, this will then determine which group you are placed in and if any extra payment is due 

    There is plaenty of information in our benefits section relating to this
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team, Scope community team Posts: 7,913 Scope community team
    Hello @ali901. It's definitely worth informing UC that you receive PIP. While it does not directly improve your UC award or grant you LCWRA, it can have some benefits to your UC.

    For example, it lifts the benefit cap and it can give you a higher rate LHA if you're private renting.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,805 Disability Gamechanger
    People only receive UC and HB in very limited circumstances. Normally your housing costs are included in your UC. Would you be able clarify whether you’re actually getting HB?
  • ali901ali901 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi yes  I'm getting my uc and housing benefit paid together? 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,805 Disability Gamechanger
    ali901 said:
    Hi yes  I'm getting my uc and housing benefit paid together? 
    Without going into detail I presume one of the following apply?

    • you’re living in supported or sheltered housing (such as a hostel) which provides you with ‘care, support or supervision
    • you’re living in temporary accommodation, such as a B&B arranged by your council
    • you’re living in a refuge for survivors of domestic abuse
  • ali901ali901 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Just been placed in my housing association property 1 bed flat so I'm on lcw as well but just wanted to know if I'm eligible for top up housing benefit as I get standard pip as well.
  • ali901ali901 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    So I get my Hb together with my lwc UC claim
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team, Scope community team Posts: 7,913 Scope community team
    Hi @ali901. I assume you mean that your housing is covered with your Universal Credit, rather than a separate payment?
    As you are in a 1 bedroom housing association property, they should already be covering your full rent within your UC. Are they not?
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