PIP claimants must inform DWP of six changes or risk losing benefits

Millions of people who rely on disability benefits like PIP to help them make ends meet are being warned to keep the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) up-to-date on significant changes so they don’t have their money stopped. PIP (Personal Independence Payment) is paid to Britons who have a disability or health condition to help them meet higher costs associated with their illness.

Speaking to MPs in Parliament, he said: “Today I also commit to uprate such benefits by inflation with an increase of 10.1 percent, that is an expensive commitment costing £11billion.

“But it means 10 million working-age families will see a much-needed increase next year.”

The Chancellor also outlined the £150 cost of living payment will return in 2023 for disabled Britons to help them pay for soaring food and energy prices.

PIP is not a means-tested benefit so there is no need to inform the DWP if someone starts a new job, stops claiming other benefits or starts retirement.

READ MORE: Energy price guarantee extended for 12 months – £3,000 for households

Meanwhile claiming PIP could mean Britons are also eligible for:

  • Free prescriptions (depending on illness)
  • Free or reduced council tax bills
  • Capped water bills
  • Reduced price bus or rail fares
  • Motability scheme
  • £140 Warm Home Discount Scheme
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Blue badge in England and Wales
  • Vehicle tax discount of up to 100 percent
  • Disabled Facilities Grant (up to £30,000).

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