Is it easy to cancel an existing PIP award?

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TimKK
TimKK Community member Posts: 12 Listener
I have a pip award going but i am about to start suitable work. How do i tell them to cancel my claim?

I have bad paranoia, so sorry for the questions, but will they investigate me because they are paying my award and i suddnely ring to cancel it? thank you for your help here

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    Entitlement to PIP is not affected by being in work.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • TimKK
    TimKK Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    thank you, but if i do cancel it, do they investigate why when they are giving it?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
    edited April 2023
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    You can't just cancel a PIP award, you would need to report a change of circumstances and tell them your condition has improved. (if it has) You will be sent more forms to fill in and return with all your information.
    As calcotti advised, working doesn't mean you no longer qualify for PIP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Empowering
    edited April 2023
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    TimKK said:
    I have a pip award going but i am about to start suitable work. How do i tell them to cancel my claim?

    I have bad paranoia, so sorry for the questions, but will they investigate me because they are paying my award and i suddnely ring to cancel it? thank you for your help here

    Hello TimKK
    Like poppy advised you cannot just cancel an award. You need to show that your condition has improved and by your post and your admission of bad paranoia it looks and sounds like your condition has not improved. You are entitled to work while recieving PIP. My strong advice to you is to seek expert advice from a welfare rights organisation before you do something that you might regret later because of your condition. Please contact your local welfare advice agency or center by putting your postcode into the search box in this page https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits
    Hope that helps and positive thoughts :)
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
  • kitkat23
    kitkat23 Community member Posts: 64 Empowering
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    I have worked all the time i have claimed pip....working does not disclude you from claiming 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Championing
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    Hello @TimKK

    Like many have said here; because you claim PIP doesn't mean you cannot work. I know many in the disability community who work 16, 24, 30+ hours a week and claim PIP. 

    The GOV website says:
    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with extra living costs if you have both:
    - a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability
    - difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition
    You can get PIP even if you’re working, have savings or are getting most other benefits.

    Having a disability or illness is expensive! PIP is there to help those costs :) 

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  • TimKK
    TimKK Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    thank you everyone, i didnt know that. i think i need to speak with an adviser.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Have you managed to speak with an adviser yet @TimKK and, if so, how has this gone for you? Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
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