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Does anyone know if PIP payment stops if you report a change

Stephenfl
Stephenfl Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all joined to help partner with pip 
Dose anyone know if payment stops if you report a change
Thank you Stephen

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Stephenfl
    Welcome to the community! I don't want to give you the wrong answer therefore I can't advise you,sorry. However another member of the community will know and will be in co tact with you soon to answer your query. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Stephenfl
    Stephenfl Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi thanks for the reply I am sure someone will know
    Thank you Stephen
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    You have a duty to report any change that will alter your ability to carry out the PIP descriptors  not to report a new diagnosis or appointments 
    If you report a change you will be re assessed and you will get a new award but beware you might think you are entitled to more but you could end up getting less
  • AlexandriaUK
    AlexandriaUK Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    Hi if you report a change in circumstances then you will continue to receive your benefits until such time as the DWP are able to make a decision on your circumstances, this could mean that they could raise your PIP or lower it, you even stand a chance of losing it.
    Mark I don't understand your comment that you need to inform them of appointments?? This is not classed as a change of circumstances.
    Also things like a change of address is not classified as a change as such so it all depends on the reason for the change
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    edited October 2018
    Hi if you report a change in circumstances then you will continue to receive your benefits until such time as the DWP are able to make a decision on your circumstances, this could mean that they could raise your PIP or lower it, you even stand a chance of losing it.
    Mark I don't understand your comment that you need to inform them of appointments?? This is not classed as a change of circumstances.
    Also things like a change of address is not classified as a change as such so it all depends on the reason for the change

    Changes that affect your PIP 

    You need to tell the DWP as soon as possible if your condition changes because this can affect your Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

    Examples of things that may change how your condition affects you include:

    • your condition gets better or worse

    • the level of help you need changes

    • you go into hospital or a care home for more than 28 days (if you’re under 18 on the day you go into hospital your PIP won’t be affected)

    Examples of a change of circumstances you must report include:

    • you go abroad for more than 13 weeks

    • you change your name, address or bank account details for payment


    • you go into or leave prison or legal custody


    Taken from the CAB website
    A change of address is to be notified!

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