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The process of cancelling PIP

lauray Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone,

Do you know what the process is to cancel PIP? I read that you need to be evaluated again - is this always the case? Applying for PIP was an unpleasant experience and I'd like to avoid going through another evaluation where I'm asked about my condition. Are there instances where you request for cancellation are just accepted? If not, it would be helpful to understand the process/steps that follow once you make the request.

Thanks so much in advance for any light you can shed on this!


  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,568 Disability Gamechanger
    Not sure if there is a simpler or more official way but if there isn't, you could always report a change of circumstances and then not return the forms, if they're not returned I believe the default is not to award anything
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,609 Disability Gamechanger
    @lauray hi and welcome to scope, is it because you care/mobility needs have changed or just because you can't face a review when it comes?
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  • lauray
    lauray Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    woodbine said:
    @lauray hi and welcome to scope, is it because you care/mobility needs have changed or just because you can't face a review when it comes?
    Thanks for the welcome. My care needs have changed (I'm managing much better now) and I'm also considering going overseas for a while, so it's more than one reason. Hope that helps. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,924 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s not as simple as just cancelling your award and it won’t be possible to do that. You will need to report a change of circumstances and you will be sent another form.

    It’s good to hear that your health conditions have improved. However, are you also aware that PIP isn’t about how your conditions affect you all of the days. It’s the majority of days that count, so at least 50% of the days over a 12 month period.

    Also when claiming PIP you can go abroad for up to 13 weeks, 26 weeks if it’s for medical treatment. If you’re claiming any other benefits then the timescale allowed abroad will be different. 
    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.


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