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Old 07-03-2019, 21:04   #2080
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread. Many merged.

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Originally Posted by jfman View Post
They have at least the minimum income as guaranteed by the guarantee element of pension credit and the associated passported benefits. PIP income is disregarded as part of this.

A disabled individual of working age doesn’t receive this and has to live on much less. Equally someone just over state pension age no longer qualifies for the mobility element of PIP. So you could have two individuals born on the exact same day, with the exact same medical conditions affecting their day to day lives to the exact same extent and one would retain PIP for life and the other never qualify based on the onset date of their condition.
Any current DLA/PIP entitlement when you reach pension age, continues afterwards.


Not sure what figure you're using for disabled pensioners, but the working age amount can easily add up. Eg ESA support group, plus PIP standard rate daily living, and enhanced mobility clocks up around £1,300/month. Then add housing benefit and council tax reduction.
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