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    • greensmoker
    • By greensmoker 13th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    Disability Element of Working Tax Credits
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    • 13th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
    Disability Element of Working Tax Credits 13th Mar 17 at 2:46 PM
    There are 2 people in my household in receipt of PIP. Both receive the enhanced level in both mobility and care.
    I understand that there is a disability element of Working Tax Credits that I can apply for.
    My question is: Do I get one disability element or two ie one for each disabled person in my household?
    Also I see there are 2 rates of the disability element. Do we receive the higher level because we receive enhanced level of PIP?
    Hope I've made myself clear.
    Thanks
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 13th Mar 17, 3:07 PM
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    I believe it is a top up when the disabled person works,not for non disabled people in the household.
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    • greensmoker
    • By greensmoker 13th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
    Thanks for your reply. There are 2 disabled people in the household and both work.
    Do they both receive a top up or is it one top up per claim?
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 13th Mar 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:11 PM
    Thanks for your reply. There are 2 disabled people in the household and both work.
    Do they both receive a top up or is it one top up per claim?
    Originally posted by greensmoker
    It depends on who the people are (i.e. are they a couple? parent/child etc?) and whether they work 16 hours or more. If you provide that information we can answer.

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    • greensmoker
    • By greensmoker 13th Mar 17, 3:13 PM
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    a couple with children. The parents are both disabled and both work 16 hours per week.
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 13th Mar 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:15 PM
    a couple with children. The parents are both disabled and both work 16 hours per week.
    Originally posted by greensmoker
    If both parents work 16 hours + each and they both get enhanced mob and care from PIP they will get two disability elements of WTC (Assuming they meet the other test for the disability element - being at a disadvantage in getting a job - see leaflet TC956) and two severe disability elements of WTC.

    IQ
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