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TOPIC: New PIP claim

New PIP claim 11 months 2 weeks ago #169857

I'm currently on DLA middle and low rates , I've just applied for PIP , one of my questions is getting full housing benefit paid if u get middle or high care regardless iF people work or claim benefits in ur household . Before I got middle care rate I had to pay about £15 supplement for my disabled adult son a week , now I don't . Would I have to get the standard or the enhanced care rate to still qualify for full housing benefit
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Helen :S

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New PIP claim 11 months 2 weeks ago #169872

Hi Helen,

I'm afraid we don't deal with housing benefit - but members might be able to comment from their own experience.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

New PIP claim 11 months 2 weeks ago #169911

helen wrote: I'm currently on DLA middle and low rates , I've just applied for PIP , one of my questions is getting full housing benefit paid if u get middle or high care regardless iF people work or claim benefits in ur household . Before I got middle care rate I had to pay about £15 supplement for my disabled adult son a week , now I don't . Would I have to get the standard or the enhanced care rate to still qualify for full housing benefit
Thanks if u have a reply
Helen :S

The standard rate of PIP daily living carries with it the same advantages as the middle rate care component of DLA. This includes no non-dependent deduction being applied to your Housing Benefit (as is also the case when the enhanced rate of daily living is in payment).
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Last Edit: by Gordon. Reason: Fixed quote
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