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pip allowance

KaySarah Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I applied for pip allowance last year August they said they were going to pay me. Then underneath it said they couldn't.

I got a letter earlier this week from pip saying that they will increase my money from the 8th April 2019. 

Does that mean that they are going to pay me? 

I'm not too sure... 


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,948 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KaySarah

    For clarification, it is best that you contact PIP on their helpline 0800 121 4433

    Keep us updated and let us know if you have any further questions :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • KaySarah
    KaySarah Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I called them this morning they said they changed my money. 

    But I won't be able to get paid because I am in hospital. 
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Member
    KaySarah said:
    I called them this morning they said they changed my money. 

    But I won't be able to get paid because I am in hospital. 
    Obviously. Your care is being provided for and out of the NHS budget. With PIP which is awarded for the extra costs of providing that care, you would have no additional expense as you are effectively being given the appropriate care for free.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,193

    Scope community team

    Hi @KaySarah, that is correct. After being in hospital for over 28 days PIP is stopped but is usually reinstated once you leave hospital. You can read more information about this on the Turn2us website: Benefits that stop being paid if you go into hospital and I've quoted the most relevant information below.

    "If you are aged 18 or over, payments of Disability Living Allowance (DLA),  Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA) you get will stop after you have been in hospital for 28 days.  If you are under 18 on the day you enter hospital, your DLA or PIP payments will not stop.

    If your DLA, PIP or AA payments stop, they will be paid again as soon as you come out of hospital. If you come out of hospital, but have to go back in within 28 days your benefit will stop again as soon as you become a patient.  

    If you were living in a care home before going into hospital and payment of DLA care component, PIP daily living component or AA had stopped, you will not be paid when you go into hospital. Also, after 28 days in hospital payment of the mobility component of DLA or PIP will stop.   

    If you get the mobility component of DLA or PIP and are using it to buy a car under the Motability scheme; if you lose your DLA or PIP during your lease, arrangements will be made for the return of the car. However, you will only pay the cost of the lease until the car is returned, not for the remaining length of the lease. If you paid an Advance Payment, this will be refunded to you on a pro rata basis (i.e. to cover the period you are in hospital).  Motability should not seek to recover your vehicle for up to 28 days (or longer where they exercise discretion)."
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