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Payments when hospitals and out (assessments or not)

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Lostsoul13
Lostsoul13 Community member Posts: 94 Connected
I’m wondering that pip stop payment I know they stop it 28 days after hospital but do you have to go through assessment again after you have already been awarded? Or do they just pause the claim and you ring up and they start paying you again? I’m wondering the process, as I may have to go into hospital again.. and have been awarded for five years it took 6-9 months to get my first payment and backdate…

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    Your PIP claim remains open, it is simply the payment that is suspended. When you leave hospital you simply need to inform DWP and payments will then be resumed.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Lostsoul13
    Lostsoul13 Community member Posts: 94 Connected
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    Ok, so they just pause the payment there’s no assessment to go through again? Situation hasn’t changed ect? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ok, so they just pause the payment there’s no assessment to go through again? Situation hasn’t changed ect? 

    It's just suspended as calcotti advised. Once you're out of hospital you need to ring them and payments will start back again. Rules haven't changed.
    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.
  • Lostsoul13
    Lostsoul13 Community member Posts: 94 Connected
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    Many thanks. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @Lostsoul13. It is the very least you deserve. If we can do anything else to help please don't hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)
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