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Tribrual over turned (won)

parisjoansparisjoans Member Posts: 5 Listener
 Hi I won my daughters appeal  as I was her appointee / carer when she had DLA .. They took it of her / and me .. Now we have been awarded it all back ..  Is disability now universal credit ..   Not pip / or DLA any more ? Ty for your help 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Great news. PIP isn't part of UC. Your daughters PIP claim, is her claim and not yours. Being her appointee means you just manage her money and any money you receive on her behalf should be passed onto her.

    You'll be able to claim to claim the carers element of UC for yourself providing you care for her for at least 35 hours per week. You do not need to claim carers allowance to claim the £156 per month carers element.
    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.
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