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Help needed please uc pip

lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited December 2018 in Carer's allowance
My local job center is a waste of time with questions i have asked so i thought i would try here.
I am claiming UC at the min and i live with my mom , who is ill with copd and heart failure and last week she had her pip assessment, we both have fingers crossed about the out come , we are hoping for the following .  Daily living - standard rate £57.30 and Mobility - enhanced rate £59.75 per week.
Mom claims ESA high rate .

What i would like to know what happens with payments ? is the pip on top of my UC and moms ESA  , as the job center said i can then be named as a carer as i do more than 35hours aweek and wont need to be doing job searchs and going into the job center .

thanks alot .


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

    Your mum's ESA and PIP have nothing to do with your UC claim. They're completely separate benefits for 2 different people.

    If your mum's awarded daily living PIP and you care for her for at least 35 hours per week then you'll be able to claim the carers element of UC (£156 per month) if you claim this then job searches should be turned off because of you being a carer. Of course you won't be able to claim this until a decision's been made on the PIP.
    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.
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    carers element of UC (£156 per month) so this means my UC will stop ? along side going to the jobcenter and doing job searches ect ?
    So the pip payments are to put my monthy money back up to what i am getting now ?
    what happens to mums ESA ?

    what im asking will we be better off or out of pocket ?
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 522 Pioneering
    edited December 2018
    The carers element is on top of your UC as poppy12345 has just said the pip and esa are your mothers 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
    @lee2018 The UC is your money not your mum's. The £156 carers element is paid extra with your UC monthly payment.

    The ESA is your mum's not yours. If your mum is awarded PIP then it's her money not yours and will be paid separately to her ESA money and is paid every 4 weeks. It will be her PIP money not yours.

    The best thing to do is come back and post your questions if your mum is awarded the daily living part of PIP.
    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.
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    ok great , i will post back in around 5 weeks as they said it can take upto 6 weeks . Thanks for the help .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Your mother can ring DWP to ask for a copy of the PIP assessment report. This will give her some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the recommendations in the report. Decision times can be anything from 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer. Could be longer this time of year with Christmas just around the corner.
    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.
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Your mother can ring DWP to ask for a copy of the PIP assessment report. This will give her some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the recommendations in the report. Decision times can be anything from 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer. Could be longer this time of year with Christmas just around the corner.

    ok thanks but she is unable to call them as this morning she will be rushed into hospical for the 2nd time in 3 weeks due to her breathing , and inlarged heart.we will just wait for the outcome.  The PIP assessment went well compared to when she had hers for ESA and scored ZERO. And when she went to the  tribunal the doctors and judge said they had no idea why she wasnt scored correct and she shouldnt be there she was ony in the room for 4 mins.



  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear this @lee2018, I hope you're both okay. You're in our thoughts. 
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks for the help in this thread but it is no longer needed as mum passed away early hours this morning .   thanks alot .
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 522 Pioneering
    I'm so sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences 
  • ZenkoblueZenkoblue Member Posts: 73 Connected
    Omg so sorry to hear I hope things won,t be hard on you. My condolences 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm so sorry to hear this! My condolences.
    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.
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks for the comments. 
  • lee2018lee2018 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    just a little update day after boxing day mum had a letter ,  she had passed and was awarded daily living  and high rate mobility , also a back date payment has been sent for just over 2k . from aug when we made the claim untill 21th dec 2018 .





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