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TOPIC: PIP AND PREMIUMS

PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223856

My husband receives ESA CB - £110.75 pw. Recently awarded PIP enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. I was on ESA IR but was living apart from my husband who is now living with me. DWP wrote to me to say my ESA is now CB - due to taking into consideration my husband's income and no longer IR - we are BOTH in the SG of ESA. My question is - is he entitled to any extra premiums which should be added to his ESA CB? If so, would this mean some of the CB would be considered Income related and therefore help with housing benefit and council tax reduction? He also receives IIDB of £69 per week.
Should LHA provide me with a 25% reduction in council tax as my spouse receives the daily living component?

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PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223870

Ditzee

Income Related ESA is paid to the couple, not the individual, so if you are not entitled to ESA(IR) then he won't be either.

Gordon

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PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223872

Is EDP only paid if you receive ESA IR? Thought it was applicable if you got higher rate of PIP?

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PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223878

Ditzee wrote: Is EDP only paid if you receive ESA IR? Thought it was applicable if you got higher rate of PIP?


None of the ESA Premiums are payable unless the claimant/couple is entitled to ESA(IR).

Gordon
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PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223885

Do you think the change in my circumstances will mean an amendment only to my existing claim for Housing Benefit or do you think it will trigger a new claim for Universal Credit?

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PIP AND PREMIUMS 1 week 3 days ago #223897

Ditzee wrote: Do you think the change in my circumstances will mean an amendment only to my existing claim for Housing Benefit or do you think it will trigger a new claim for Universal Credit?


You are not making a new claim for HB so there is no reason why you should be asked to claim UC.

Gordon

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