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Started pip claim too soon

cpnan
cpnan Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi, I’ve realised I’ve started my claim too soon as it hasn’t yet been 3 months since my issues began.  If I don’t return the form, will I be able to start a new claim within the next month or will there be a waiting period please? 

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,508 Disability Gamechanger
    How soon is too soon? There is no waiting period as such but you may simply be able to ask for an extension of time or return it when you’re ready to.
  • cpnan
    cpnan Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you for your reply.  My issues began at the end of July.  I rang to start my claim about 2 weeks ago without realising I needed to be effected for 3 months.  My form has to be returned by 14th October so this would still be within the initial 3 month waiting time.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,843 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 25
    cpnan said:
    Thank you for your reply.  My issues began at the end of July.  I rang to start my claim about 2 weeks ago without realising I needed to be effected for 3 months.  My form has to be returned by 14th October so this would still be within the initial 3 month waiting time.
    Agred but I see no point in delaying the claim because it will just start from when the 3 month began. Just so that you're aware you also need to expect your conditions to last at least a further 9 months.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,039 Disability Gamechanger
    cpnan said:
    Thank you for your reply.  My issues began at the end of July.  I rang to start my claim about 2 weeks ago without realising I needed to be effected for 3 months.  My form has to be returned by 14th October so this would still be within the initial 3 month waiting time.
    You can still put in the claim but if an award is made instead of starting on the date you rang to start the claim it will start from a date three months after your problems began.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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