Benefits

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Hi, 

I have been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade $ which is resistant to treatment, my macmillan nurse sent of a DS1500 so that I got PIP straight away.

Might sound like a silly question, however my PIP is due to end on the 19th April 2024 and was wondering if I need to reapply?

  • Hello HappyJo,

     

    Thanks for getting in touch. I’m sorry to hear about your situation but hopefully we can provide some support at this difficult time.

    Our welfare rights team will be able to discuss with you whether you need to reapply for PIP when your current award ends. Unfortunately, the Welfare Rights Advisers don’t currently have a presence on Ask an Expert, but you could speak to them by phone. They’ll be able to do a full benefit check to let you know everything you’re entitled to. You can speak to them on freephone 0808 808 0000 or on webchat here and they’re available Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and weekends 9am – 5pm. When you speak to them, they’ll need some information about household income, savings and outgoings so please have these to hand.

     

    Just to clarify, the Financial Guidance Service can provide information and guidance on all aspects of your personal finances to help you make informed decisions in the following areas;

     Pensions and retirement options

     Questions about insurance policies

     Mortgages and money management

     Arranging wills and trusts to protect your family

     General financial planning questions

    If there is anything from the above list that you would like to discuss, please reply to this message, or speak to us directly on the same number. To reach the Financial Guidance team just select options 1 then 2 then 1 again. Our team are available Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm.

    Take care,

     

    Wendy,

    Financial Guide