New pip claim

andrewwickenden1967 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone, I'm new on here and was looking for some advice if possible, I'm on UC and I'm unfit for work and work related activity and I had an assessment in July 2022 and was wandering if I will need another assessment for my claim for pip or will they just use the UC one, thanks 


  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
    PIP is assessed differently so is not based on the UC assessment.
  • andrewwickenden1967
    andrewwickenden1967 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Ok thanks I just thought because it's part of DWP I might not need another assessment 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,304 Championing
    Yes both are part of DWP but they are completely different benefits, with totally different criteria. Being entitled to one doesn't automatically entitle you to the other.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,926 Championing
    Hi @andrewwickenden1967. Just wanted to respond to you to welcome you to Scope's forum. 

    It is great to see you have joined us. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)