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Pip

pumiepumie Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I am getting pip and my husband was my carer and has left me.will I lose my pip now as this is the only income I have. 
Thank you in advance 

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  • dawn82dawn82 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    No you shouldn't as it deals with what you can do with help not what your carer does for you. If your partner was helping you it maybe beneficial for you to go through your social worker (or get a social worker if you dont have one) and look into what help you need physically, emotionally and financially now he has left. Hope this helps 
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 522 Pioneering
    No you won't lose your pip so don't worry about that but if he's not looking after you he should not get carers allowance for you if he does 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    pumie said:
    Hi I am getting pip and my husband was my carer and has left me.will I lose my pip now as this is the only income I have. 
    Thank you in advance 
    As others have said you won't lose your PIP. Was your husband working when he lived with you? If not was he claiming carers allowance for looking after you? and what other benefits was he claiming? Do you own or rent your home?
    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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