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PIP Help. Is it possible to get my PIP a week early?

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mccaddam
mccaddam Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2022 in Work and employment
I am due to get my payment next Tuesday. I have a hospital appointment this Thursday morning. Is it possible to get my PIP a week before ? Or am I wasting my time by calling them up.

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @mccaddam I'm not sure if it's possible to change the dates that payments are scheduled in.

    I've had a look on the Gov.uk website and it says you can only get paid in a different way if you have problems opening or managing an account.

    Do let me know if there's anything else you feel we can help with, and I hope your hospital appointment goes well :) 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    I'm pretty sure they won't change the payment date just as a one off it would be a lot of admin work to do that as ot is a 4 weekly payment so if you had it a week early you wouldn't be entitled to 4 weeks of payment 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are having trouble getting to your appt are you eligible for patient transport or are there any voluntary groups in your community that can help 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,292 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree with Janer here and it's very likely not possible to receive your payment for PIP earlier. Do you have family or a friend that can take you to your appointment? Or someone that you can lend money from just until you get your 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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's great advice thanks jane, @mccaddam you can find out more about how to organise transport to and from hospital on the NHS website.

    The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme can help with the cost of travel to and from hospital if you need support.
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