Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If your PIP claim is reviewed

The letter you got when your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was approved will tell you when your claim will end and if it will be reviewed.

If your claim is going to be reviewed, the letter will tell you when you’ll be contacted about the review.

How PIP reviews work

If you have a face-to-face meeting booked, you do not need to go to it at the moment because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will contact you to let you know what you need to do instead.

  1. You’ll get a letter asking you to fill in a form called ‘Award review - how your disability affects you’.

  2. Fill in the form using the notes that come with it.

  3. Send the form and any supporting information you have not shared with DWP before - the form explains what to include and where to send it.

  4. DWP will review your form. You might be asked to go to a face-to-face meeting with an independent health professional to discuss how your condition affects your daily life.

  5. You’ll get a letter that tells you what will happen with your PIP. If your needs have changed, your PIP might be increased, reduced or stopped.

If you disagree with a decision

You can challenge a decision about your claim. This is called asking for mandatory reconsideration.