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PIP verses DLA

Here’s one for all genuine MS claiments of DLA: the old DLA is currently tax free, so does anyone know if the new PIP is also tax free? I have a nagging suspicion that to claw back money this coalition will try taxing it, thus making us all worse off. It’s a tax raising manouevre by Ian Duncan Smith, the man who’s supposed to be on the side of disabled people!

Hello SB

After reading your post I had a quick panic and typed PIP into the search engine. According to the link, it’s going to be non-means tested and non-taxable.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/scottish-forum-2011-personal-independence-payment-presentation.pdf

Thanks for raising the point.

Best wishes, Steve.