PIPs

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Hello,

My wife receives PIPs. Will it affect her payments if I apply?

Will her payment be reduced if I qualify?

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    Hello Richard,

    I believe I am right in saying that unless the rules have changed recently, so long as you qualify you can both receive PIP payments and neither will affect the other. However if you are claiming carers allowance for your wife, then I believe that will be affected.  

    There are people on here who would be better placed to answer your queries, so stand by for some replies. 

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      It's not a diagnosis that gets an award. PIP is all about how your condition/s affect you daily. If you have problems in daily life with dressing/undressing, washing, eating, preparing/cooking food, going out, mobility and many other things (please search for PIP criteria) it will give you the full list. If you have these issues daily and have had them for at least 3 months and expect them to last for more than 9 months. It won't do any harm putting a claim in. You'll need evidence to prove your difficulties.

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    Hi Richard, Sukes is right as long as you both qualify there's nothing stopping you claiming PIP as well. If you claim Carers allowance it may be different and would depend on the reasons you're putting in a claim for PIP.

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