PIP and Working Tax Credits Disabled Element

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Hi everyone

Going on from my previous post as now being awarded PIP and the help of Denise, I have contacted the Woeking Tax Credits to up date them with my hours, salary and also my award notification.  

So I have been awarded LR care for PIP, I work 30 hours per week and earn £14,330 per year.

We don’t get woeking tax credits at the moment as we have no children and our combined household income is £40,300 per year. However we still have a live claim in place. So I updated all my new details and she has said I will be awarded the disabled elelement in the woeking tax credits, however I actually might not get any money for the disabled element as our income will still take it over the threshold, but a team will write to us to advise further.

Can anyone comment on this? 

Is it likely I will get it or not?

I am not bothered if we get it or not as we have a good combined income, however we just wanted to know if we did or not as we don’t know exactly how it works?

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    Hi Donna,

    With a household income of that figure and with no children i think you maybe right, i highly doubt that you will be award anything. HMRC will of course write to you or you can log in online to their website in a few weeks and see any details updated on there.

    • Posted

      The cut off for working tax credits for a couple over the age of 25 without children is £18,023 annual Income, these are the figures for 2018/19. It will increase slightly because you now claim PIP daily living.

      Unfortunately because your joint income is £40,300 you still won't receive any money even though you still have a live claim. This is because you claim as a couple. Hope this helps.

  • Posted

    With a joint income of £40,300, twice the amount of the cut off figure of £18.023, you almost certainly won’t get anything extra.

    You should be informed officially in due course

    • Posted

      Which is exactly what i said. The reason i advised Donna about the disabled element of WTC in her previous thread was because of her PIP award. I didn't know at the time of her household income. As i stated above, it's always worth checking.

      Donna also stated that she wasn't expecting it anyway.


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