Can I save my PIP

Posted , 5 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I have been claiming PIP for a while and I get £104.60 a week but it’s paid monthly.   However I’ve never used it for anything and it’s just built up in my current account and now I have nearly £6000 in PIP payments.  I also have a separate savings account with over £6000 in it.  Am I allowed to claim PIP but not use it?  I don’t need anything I get taken to college, my mums mum does all the cleaning, my mum doesn’t go to work but my dad who we won’t speak to has paid for our house and my mums car as they’re going through a divorce.  He also pays £150 a week to my mum for me and my brother.  But my mum says my dad even has to pay for our phone bills.  I’m 17.   In my spare time I play on my Xbox.   Is it ok to just leave the money collecting in my bank? 

0 likes, 8 replies

Report

8 Replies

  • Posted

    It’s yours and your entitied to it. Why not have driving lessons and get a car I don’t know your disability and how that affects you, but you could use some for any modifications and maybe get out and join groups and get out from sitting in front of the x box. 

    But you’re entitled to it so save it for a rainy day to put towards something, maybe pay mum some rent if she is struggling but it’s yours x 

    Report
    • Posted

      I have high functioning Asperger’s syndrome I go out to college.   I’m not sure what I’m to do with it my mum spends time on her hobbies my gran does the work.   It is possible to learn to drive. 
      Report
    • Posted

      What are you doing at college Thomas? Do you plan to go onto university if so save it so you don’t need to pay uni fees x 

      My son is high functioning aspergers and now  went to uni did computer programming and now works

      As a games tester ( Q&A lead) however he had student loans to now repay 

      Report
    • Posted

      I’m doing computing too st saint Mary’s.   I just didn’t want to have money I didn’t need as I got my bank statement today,  a lot of money I forgot about.  
      Report
    • Posted

      Pop it in a savings account and earn interest, you will need it ome day,

      Uni fees, car, own place, etc as I said you’re entitled to it, so don’t worry about not using it now.

      My son doesn’t go out a lot and brought himself a very good computer when he started his course, his money now is a little bit of rent to me and saves the rest I’m sure he has a few thousand in the bank too.

      So don’t worry about it but let it earn interest for you for when you need it x 

      Report
  • Posted

    And savings do not affect your entitlement 

    This benefit is replacing Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64. PIP is tax free, paid every four weeks, and not affected by your income or savings. There are two parts to PIP: ... A daily living component which is paid if you need personal care.

    Report
  • Posted

    PIP isn't means tested and you can have as much money in your bank as you want and it won't affect it. Go out with your mum and treat yourself to some really nice! Some day in the furture you may just need that money. You're entitled to it, you can do what you want smile

    Report
  • Posted

    Hi Thomas, I was awarded PIP by tribunal until 24-09-2017, i received my last payment on 11-10-2017, so i have to reapply again. I will not receive any money from PIP until I'm rewarded again and this could be weeks or months, like other have said spend some on yourself, mum or saving account, I'm going to lose £310.00 a month, depending how long it takes DWP, to make a decision.

    Thanks Twiglet,

    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up