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Last updated:
17/11/2017

What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

What happens if my health changes when I’m getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

  1. Overview
  2. What is PIP?
  3. What if I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)?
  4. Who can get Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  5. How will I be assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  6. How do I claim?
  7. What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ form?
  8. Should I get supporting evidence?
  9. Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
  10. Can I appeal if I think a decision is wrong?
  11. Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor?
  12. What happens if my health changes when I’m getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  13. Can someone claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for me?
  14. Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  15. Next steps
Contact the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Centre on 0800 012 1573 or write to the address at the top of your awards letter and explain what has changed.

Contact the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Centre on 0800 012 1573 or write to the address at the top of your awards letter and explain what has changed.

The Social Security Agency (SSA) may want to reassess you. This will be similar to an assessment for a new benefit claim. You may have to go to another medical assessment.

Following your assessment you may get a higher rate or a new component of PIP, or you may be entitled to less. This will depend on how your health has changed.

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is PIP?
  3. What if I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)?
  4. Who can get Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  5. How will I be assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  6. How do I claim?
  7. What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ form?
  8. Should I get supporting evidence?
  9. Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
  10. Can I appeal if I think a decision is wrong?
  11. Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor?
  12. What happens if my health changes when I’m getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  13. Can someone claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for me?
  14. Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  15. Next steps

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