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Last updated:
18/10/2018

Can I appeal if I think a decision is wrong?

  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
If you disagree with any decision the Social Security Agency (SSA) has made about your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim, you can ask them to look at the claim again.

Yes. If you disagree with any decision the Social Security Agency (SSA) has made about your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim, you can ask them to look at the claim again. This is called a mandatory reconsideration. You have one month from the date of the decision to ask for this. You have to go through this process before you can appeal to an independent tribunal.

When someone receives less on PIP than DLA

If you qualify for PIP, but at a reduced rate, and your weekly loss is more than £10, you will be eligible for a Supplementary Payment for up to one year equal to 75 per cent of the difference in benefit. For example, if the difference is £20 you will receive £15.

When someone has a disability or illness as result of a Northern Ireland conflict related injury

If you do not qualify for PIP but can show that your disability or illness is as a result of a Northern Ireland conflict related injury you may be entitled to a Supplementary Payment. You must have received between four and seven or more points in your PIP assessment to be considered. A Supplementary Payment would then be paid for up to one year, until March 2020.

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  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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