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Just starting the process of claiming p.i.p.

jomumto3jomumto3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Just starting the process of claiming p.i.p.  for my Son and carers allowance also. Didn't realise it would take so long. Would have started months ago if I had known.  Any advice?


  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,376 Disability Gamechanger
    hello @jomumto3 and welcome to the forum.

    How far into the process are you?

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  • AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
    Hi @jomumto3,

    Welcome to the community. How can we help?

    If you need advice on filling in the form - there's an excellent guide to each question on the CAB website.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger

    You can ask DWP for an extension of time for submission of PIP claim.  Don't let them fob you off.  I told DWP I needed to seek help completing form and they gave me two extra weeks.

    Disability Rights website also has a good guide to claiming PIP including a draft diary.  Good idea to submit a 7-day diary with PIP claim.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,923 Disability Gamechanger
    @jomumto3 if your son doesn't already have a DLA care award then you won't be able to claim Carers Allowance until he has a daily living award for PIP.
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  • jomumto3jomumto3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I sent a letter to them on the 21/9 requesting a form and heard nothing yet.  I was hoping to apply for the carers allowance while I was waiting but didn't realise I couldn't do that. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to start the PIP claim by ringing the claim line

    Claim by telephone or textphone

    Before you call, you’ll need:

    • your contact details, for example telephone number
    • your date of birth
    • your National Insurance number - this is on letters about tax, pensions and benefits
    • your bank or building society account number and sort code
    • your doctor or health worker’s name, address and telephone number
    • dates and addresses for any time you’ve spent abroad, in a care home or hospital

    You can then call the PIP claims line.

    DWP - PIP claims
    Telephone: 0800 917 2222
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  • jomumto3jomumto3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    It's for my Son and he is unable to use the phone.That is why I requested the form to fill out.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    you can make the call but your son would have to confirm the security questions, is that possible ?
    Otherwise you need to request a PIP 1 which is the info they go through on the phone but I have heard of great difficulties whith this route
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