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Can SFE affect my pip (enhanced + mobitlity)

DiamantikDiamantik Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2018 in Finances and extra costs
Please can enyone help me ? I am getting PIP (enhanced) and I am a full time student at univerity studying business management and I apply for student finance englad. Will it affect my PIP at all ? 
Thank you

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,604 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    PIP isn't means tested, so no. If you claim any means tested benefits like ESA/UC or housing benefit then any student loan you receive will affect these.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Diamantik, and welcome!

    As Poppy says, this shouldn't be an issue. You may find this Turn2Us page on studying and benefits helpful. It includes the following:

    Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance

    You can get Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance even if you are a full-time student.
    If you have disabilities, are aged under 65 and need help with your personal care or mobility needs, you can get Personal Independence Payment. If you need help with personal care and are aged 65 or over, you can get Attendance Allowance.
    Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance are not means-tested. This means any income (including student grants or loans) or savings you have are ignored.
    If activities you do as part of your course suggest that your health has improved, your Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance may stop. For example, if you are getting Personal Independence Payment because you said you have problems with walking and your course involves a lot of physical activity, this could cause your award to be reviewed.
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