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PIP tribunal win what about old WTC claim??

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Just after some advice.
In june 19 i lost my PIP and due to that my WTC was stopped. I was getting the disability amount as this entitled me to work less hours (16).
This week i have won at tribunal but it really annoys me that i lost a lot of support from WTC to nothing on universal as my older son was living at home so i was entitled to nothing.
Has anyone took this further? I know once your off you cant really go back but i lost over £80 a week and have ended up in a bit of debt due to all of this.
Any advice very much appreciated :)

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  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    Why were you not entitled to anything when claiming UC? Your son's earning have nothing to do with your UC claim. If you were working less than 16 hours when you started claiming UC did you hand in fit notes to start the Limited capability for work process off?
  • cazjenkicazjenki Forumite
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    Thanks poppy. No i didnt i just tried to do more hours  (my contract was 16 hours) but made myself really ill trying. Could i have claimed that on 16 hours? Tbh ive never really understood it all just applied online and went in for my interview and no one said anything about it.  Because my son lived here at the time i couldnt get any help with housing ben as he had a job. 
  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    Yes, working less than 16 hours you could have sent in fit notes to start the LCW process off.  If you were claiming housing benefit before you applied for UC then this would have stopped after 2 weeks and continued under UC. For the housing element part, you would have had a deduction for your son as a non dependent living with you. They are a lot more generous under UC rules and you would have had a deduction of £73.89 per week. I'm assuming your earnings most likely reduced your entitlement to zero.

    As you're now claiming PIP you can reclaim UC and send in fit notes to start the LCW process off. There won't be any deductions for the housing element now because you're excluded from those because of the PIP award.

    You will still have the 63% deduction for your earnings but once you're assessed for LCW if the decision is to place you into one of the groups, you'll have a work allowance. This will mean you can earn a certain amount of money each month before you start to see any deductions in your UC.

    The standard allowance is also going to be increased from 6th April 2020 for 1 year because of the Covid19 pandemic.

    Use a benefits calculator to see what you maybe entitled to. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

  • cazjenkicazjenki Forumite
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    So would i be best off reducing my hours to 15?
  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    As you're now claiming PIP you can reclaim UC and send in fit notes to start the LCW process off. There won't be any deductions for the housing element now because you're excluded from those because of the PIP award.

    As i previously advised, you can now sending in the fit notes regardless of working more than 16 hours, providing your PIP award is in payment. Do be aware though that claiming PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to Limited capability for work.
  • cazjenkicazjenki Forumite
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    Thanks for that poppy id never heard of any of this but will be looking into in tomorrow. Its worth a try isnt it. 
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