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    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 3rd Oct 17, 1:47 PM
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    Pip and hb
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 1:47 PM
    Pip and hb 3rd Oct 17 at 1:47 PM
    I already claim housing benefit but am awaiting a decision on a pip claim. I understand if my claim is awarded my housing benefit will increase. My question is will I get the extra housing benefit backdated? Thank you
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    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 3rd Oct 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 2:04 PM
    I already claim housing benefit but am awaiting a decision on a pip claim. I understand if my claim is awarded my housing benefit will increase. My question is will I get the extra housing benefit backdated? Thank you
    Originally posted by Jowhittle
    What are your current financial circumstances (i.e. what is your income)? How old are you? Are you living in private rented or social housing? What is your current rent and how much housing benefit are you receiving?

    An award of PIP doesn't necessarily mean an automatic increase in Housing Benefit.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 1:44 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:44 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:44 AM
    I currently live in a privately rented property with 3 children. I receive income support and child tax credit. My rent is 695pcm and receive less than 400 housing benefit. I am 37 and my children are 12, 7 and 4. Thank you
    • Ames
    • By Ames 5th Oct 17, 2:10 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 2:10 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 2:10 AM
    What sex are the children and how many bedrooms do you have?
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 5th Oct 17, 6:36 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 6:36 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 6:36 AM
    Can I ask what local authority area you are so I can look at the LHA rate.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 5th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
    HBO, please correct me if I am wrong but since the OP is on Income Support if she is awarded PIP then it will be her Income support that will be increased by way of disability premiums.

    I do not believe that if her IS increases by way of disability premiums then her HB award will be affected.
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:29 AM
    I live in teignbridge. My eldest is a boy then 2 girls. Thank you
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:30 AM
    I have 3 bedrooms which is the right amount. Thank you
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 5th Oct 17, 9:55 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:55 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:55 AM
    So your LHA rate for 3 beds is £153.02 per week - S. Devon or £164.79 per week - Exeter.

    Since you are not having your rent paid in full (or at least to the maximum LHA rate for 3 bed) because you are on IS then it seems that you are currently subject to the Benefit Cap. (£500 max in benefits per week including Child Tax Credits.)

    So, receiving PIP will exempt you from the benefit cap and your HB should be backdated to the decision date of your PIP award.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/the-benefit-cap/the-benefit-cap-what-you-need-to-know/

    PS Your Income Support should increase too if you are awarded PIP.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 5th Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    That £400 HB doesn't sound like enough to me. Are you paying back an overpayment or something?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 5th Oct 17, 9:58 AM
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    Sorry pmlindyloo i didn't see your post, i was too slow typing the above lol
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    Thank you for all your help guys. My application has been successful. Just got to await the paperwork confirming it
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 1:25 PM
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    Well it seems I will not be getting an increase in hb. Thank you for all your advice
    • Jowhittle
    • By Jowhittle 5th Oct 17, 1:26 PM
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    It is because of the benefit cap. I'm on the verge of eviction as I am so far behind.
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 5th Oct 17, 3:37 PM
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    It is because of the benefit cap. I'm on the verge of eviction as I am so far behind.
    Originally posted by Jowhittle
    You need to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment to cover your arrears.

    https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/apply-for-benefit/discretionary-housing-payments-dhp/

    CAB would help you complete this form if you need help.

    Once you have your PIP decision letter don't forget to inform the council and Income Support that you are now receiving PIP.

    Also. make sure you inform your landlord that you are applying for a DHP.

    Is it a private landlord or social housing?

    Have you received any letters from your landlord about your rent arrears?
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