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Hi, my name is Hxrry! How can I buy a house when claiming PIP and UC?

HxrryHxrry Member Posts: 4 Listener
How to buy a house when claiming PIP & Universal credit?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,155 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there unfortunately you will find it very hard to get a mortgage if your only income is benefits 

    And presuming you dont have the capital to buy one or you wouldn't be claiming benefits 

    It's hard just to private rent if on benefits let alone buy 
  • HxrryHxrry Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi, no I'm only 24 so being disabled has kind of screwed me which leaves me wondering if I am the only one.. obviously not, soo what are those people doing & how does life even function when you cant work or earn money....  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You're definitely not the only disabled person. I've been disabled for over 10 years and claiming ESA since 2012 and PIP since 2013.

    I've owned my own home too,  many years ago and lost that due to a marriage break down. Now i privately rent but i have to say, although it is a nice thought to own your own home but realistically, is this possible if you're not working? Personally, i don't think so but that's just my thoughts.

    My daughter and her partner both work, she's just returned from maternity leave and they are in the process of saving for a mortgage. Combined they earn about £40,000 a year and even with this amount of earnings it's not going to be easy to get onto that property ladder.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,609 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    Hi @Hxrry - & welcome to the community. You've already received good advice. Just to add, disabled, or not, there are pros & cons about owning a home, against renting. Please see: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/should-you-rent-or-buy       & https://www.money.co.uk/mortgages/should-you-rent-or-buy-a-home.htm
    I'd have a look at any areas you're interested in, then check on both house & rental prices. :)
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