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    • RandyRos
    • By RandyRos 30th Nov 17, 12:56 PM
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    I get PIP now. What else can I get?
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:56 PM
    I get PIP now. What else can I get? 30th Nov 17 at 12:56 PM
    I've just been granted standard rate for my daily living and enhanced for my mobility. Next time I renew hubby's car tax, he can get it for free. I know I can get a blue badge too. These will come in very handy, but am I entitled to anything else?
    TIA
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 30th Nov 17, 1:01 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:01 PM
    Next time I renew hubby's car tax, he can get it for free.
    Originally posted by RandyRos
    Only if this applies - "It must only be used for the disabled personís personal needs. It canít be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use."
    www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vehicles-and-transport
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 30th Nov 17, 1:06 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:06 PM
    I've just been granted standard rate for my daily living and enhanced for my mobility. Next time I renew hubby's car tax, he can get it for free. I know I can get a blue badge too. These will come in very handy, but am I entitled to anything else?
    TIA
    Originally posted by RandyRos
    You will only automatically qualify for this if you scored 8 points or more in the "moving around" part of mobility PIP. If you didn't then you'll need to look at your local councils criteria.

    As for anything else you can claim, you haven't given anywhere near enough of info for anyone to guess. Put your details into this and if used correctly it will tell you what you can claim, if anything.
    https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou
    • RandyRos
    • By RandyRos 30th Nov 17, 1:17 PM
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    yes I read it all through.
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    • RandyRos
    • By RandyRos 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
    Thanks for the link, I will fill it in later and see.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 30th Nov 17, 1:33 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:33 PM
    Also remember that if you claim the road tax exemption then your hubby will also not be able to use the car for work purposes.
    • w06
    • By w06 30th Nov 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:36 PM
    As above changing your husbands car to disabled tax class means he shouldn't be using it for his own use, only where it directly benefits you. Lots of folk seem to think this is nonsense but the rules are clear (i'm entitled to free road tax but pay for it because other people use my vehicle)
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 30th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
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    As above changing your husbands car to disabled tax class means he shouldn't be using it for his own use, only where it directly benefits you.
    Originally posted by w06
    I suspect his wage will be directly benefiting the op.
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    • By K80 Black 30th Nov 17, 3:43 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:43 PM
    am I entitled to anything else?
    Originally posted by RandyRos
    You have to pay for both a disabled railcard and a CEA card (for the cinema) but they may save you money if you use either with any regularity. You can also get a carer in for free at many attractions with your PIP award letter, so take a few phototcopies for safekeeping.
    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 30th Nov 17, 11:26 PM
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    not knowing enough details but things to look out for.

    A local authority Bus pass which works all over the country and london busses
    Disability premiums on your ESA payments vary from £15, £32, or £62 a week on top of your ESA but have conditions based on living alone/partner is a carer or also on benefits etc.
    Council tax reduction Doubt you will get it on severe learning disability if your pip is primarily mobility based but worth a look.
    2 for 1 tickets normally you can get someone in for things like cinema, theater days out etc.
    If you like going to the cinema then look at getting an unlimited card for cineworld approx £15 a month and if you pay the £6 for a cea card then 2 of you get to watch unlimited movies for the monthly fee.
    Rail card approx £30 a year where you and a companion get 1 third of ticket price and I believe they still upgrade you to first class for no extra cost.
    Radar Key for disabled toilets but also started seeing more uses for this key like secured rooms with lockers in etc
    get registered as disabled with local authority this also usually has its own schemes free days out discounted tickets and holidays etc.
    Concert tickets are usually 241 and usually get special disabled area where it is not so busy and usually closer to the stage.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 30th Nov 17, 11:57 PM
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    I suspect his wage will be directly benefiting the op.
    Originally posted by ohreally
    There's a lot of confusion around this. Motability agree that a partner's wages benefit the claimant and say the car can be used for this purpose. However, the DVLA rules are different and unless things have changed recently a partner driving to work doesn't count.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 1st Dec 17, 6:09 AM
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    not knowing enough details but things to look out for.

    A local authority Bus pass which works all over the country and london busses
    Disability premiums on your ESA payments vary from £15, £32, or £62 a week on top of your ESA but have conditions based on living alone/partner is a carer or also on benefits etc.
    Council tax reduction Doubt you will get it on severe learning disability if your pip is primarily mobility based but worth a look.
    2 for 1 tickets normally you can get someone in for things like cinema, theater days out etc.
    If you like going to the cinema then look at getting an unlimited card for cineworld approx £15 a month and if you pay the £6 for a cea card then 2 of you get to watch unlimited movies for the monthly fee.
    Rail card approx £30 a year where you and a companion get 1 third of ticket price and I believe they still upgrade you to first class for no extra cost.
    Radar Key for disabled toilets but also started seeing more uses for this key like secured rooms with lockers in etc
    get registered as disabled with local authority this also usually has its own schemes free days out discounted tickets and holidays etc.
    Concert tickets are usually 241 and usually get special disabled area where it is not so busy and usually closer to the stage.
    Originally posted by Hoogle
    Incorrect. The £32 disability premium isn't payable on top of ESA.
    • RandyRos
    • By RandyRos 1st Dec 17, 4:48 PM
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    Firstly, I am not trying to rip off the Benefits system, like some of your comments have insinuated. I just want to know what I am entitled to. These comments remind me why I don't post on here often.

    I also don't want to expose my personal details on a public forum.

    My PIP is the only benefit coming into the house, yes hubby works, but when I apply for anything I am 100% honest about our situation, and if we don't get it, we don't get it. I was sent a leaflet about the free car tax with my PIP award letter, though our tax isn't due till next year. So I will find out when I apply if hubby's commuting matters, because I will tell them he works and we can only afford one vehicle.

    When I was made aware of the Blue Badge scheme, I checked my PIP award letter and I have the requisite 8 points PLUS a few more. I have yet to apply for the badge.

    I just wanted some advice about any other help I could get, that I am entitled to, not to have multiple posts telling me I can't have the car tax free cos hubby works. I didn't tell you that he works until this post.
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    • butterflies56
    • By butterflies56 1st Dec 17, 5:12 PM
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    Firstly, I am not trying to rip off the Benefits system, like some of your comments have insinuated. I just want to know what I am entitled to. These comments remind me why I don't post on here often.

    I also don't want to expose my personal details on a public forum.

    My PIP is the only benefit coming into the house, yes hubby works, but when I apply for anything I am 100% honest about our situation, and if we don't get it, we don't get it. I was sent a leaflet about the free car tax with my PIP award letter, though our tax isn't due till next year. So I will find out when I apply if hubby's commuting matters, because I will tell them he works and we can only afford one vehicle.

    When I was made aware of the Blue Badge scheme, I checked my PIP award letter and I have the requisite 8 points PLUS a few more. I have yet to apply for the badge.

    I just wanted some advice about any other help I could get, that I am entitled to, not to have multiple posts telling me I can't have the car tax free cos hubby works. I didn't tell you that he works until this post.
    Originally posted by RandyRos

    Hi RandyRos

    You may be entitled to the WarmHome Disount from your utility provider(most of the big ones are running the scheme)
    it's £140 that is credited to your electric bill and you would qualify because you are on PIP.
    I don't think you need to be living alone to get this.

    You will need to apply for it soon as there is a cut off date but most allow you to apply on line.

    The Blue Badge can also be applied for online and then you can send in copies of your PIP letter if required.

    • w06
    • By w06 1st Dec 17, 5:20 PM
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    Hi Rnady Ros, can't speak for anyone else but apologies if my post came across as you describe, that wasn't my intention at all - I was trying to help you avoid accidentally breaking the law (and the consequences of your husband being caught doing so)
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 1st Dec 17, 7:24 PM
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    You can actually get a RADAR key for accessible toilets online, but you are certainly entitled to one.

    My local authority has issued me with a bus pass. I hope to use it again, now that I have bought my own wheelchair.
    Your husband may also be able to travel free or for half-price, as your carer.

    You can reclaim VAT on the purchase of some items for health purposes.
    I was told that I was eligible for a Warm Home discount as I received PIP, the application is in, anyway. Never applied before, so no idea if I will get it.


    Some organisations include disability benefits in with concessions, others don't.

    I was able to apply for my blue badge renewal online, I took a selfie to do it, you don't need it to be a passport photo. Saved a lot of hassle.
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 1st Dec 17, 8:34 PM
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    Hi Rnady Ros, can't speak for anyone else but apologies if my post came across as you describe, that wasn't my intention at all - I was trying to help you avoid accidentally breaking the law (and the consequences of your husband being caught doing so)
    Originally posted by w06
    This goes for me too - I didn't mean to make you feel bad OP, there's so much bad info out there that a lot of people end up making mistakes, I was just trying to clarify things.

    Off the top of my head, there's the Disabled Person's Railcard, CEA (cinema card - free carer ticket), some other places allow free carer tickets (gigs, theatre, theme parks).

    There's a long thread on the disability money saving forum, The Great Freebie Hunt or something like that, which lists what's available.
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    • w06
    • By w06 1st Dec 17, 9:05 PM
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    Warm Home discount seemed to be only the larger providers, when i was doing a price comparison search it was one of things they flagged, and their qualifying criteria varies slightly with provider - I was entitled to it (£140-vat) with Scottish Power because of low income and PIP but not entitled to it with same income and PIP with EON, save more than that on the cheaper bill though, hopefully. You'd need to apply asap i think if you are entitled as they close applications in november or december
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 1st Dec 17, 11:04 PM
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    Firstly, I am not trying to rip off the Benefits system, like some of your comments have insinuated. I just want to know what I am entitled to. These comments remind me why I don't post on here often.

    I also don't want to expose my personal details on a public forum.

    My PIP is the only benefit coming into the house, yes hubby works, but when I apply for anything I am 100% honest about our situation, and if we don't get it, we don't get it. I was sent a leaflet about the free car tax with my PIP award letter, though our tax isn't due till next year. So I will find out when I apply if hubby's commuting matters, because I will tell them he works and we can only afford one vehicle.

    When I was made aware of the Blue Badge scheme, I checked my PIP award letter and I have the requisite 8 points PLUS a few more. I have yet to apply for the badge.

    I just wanted some advice about any other help I could get, that I am entitled to, not to have multiple posts telling me I can't have the car tax free cos hubby works. I didn't tell you that he works until this post.
    Originally posted by RandyRos
    My posts certainly didn't advice you this. I was only stating what the DVLA clearly state on their rules about disabled car tax and what your hubby could and couldn't use the car for.
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 2nd Dec 17, 11:45 AM
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    Thanks for that.., I've just changed to EDF and they provide Warm Home discount. Whether I applied in time I don't know.
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