Is PIp means tested

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lisa861

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Post by lisa861 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Hi there is pip classed as a mean tested as det advices said it not

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Post by Foggy » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:36 pm
PIP awards are not means tested, as far as I am aware, when you apply for PIP .... but that is outside the scope of this forum.

Do you mean to ask whether a PIP award is counted as income for the purposes of calculating the IVA repayment ?

If so, yes, it is counted as income, but is usually then offset as regards the expenses it is designed to cover, so, often, will have no real effect.
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Post by lifenoteasy » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:40 pm
PIP is not means tested but for the purposes of an IVA would be counted as income.

A lot of IVA companies would offset this with higher allowances, given that it recognises that you may have additional needs linked to your disability, but not all companies are that generous.
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