PIP Claim

Hiya :) I was just wondering if anyone on here are claiming PIP or if you have? I got a letter saying what I was being awarded...I have to wait the three months though...Has anyone else had to do this? 



First smear January 2015.

Result: High grade dyskaryosis. CIN3

Colposcopy February 2015.

Loop procedure 2nd of April 2015.

Stage 1b1 cervical cancer diagnised 20th April 2015.

Radical hysterectomy 3rd of June 2015.

Hello!  Yes, i am in receipt of PIP.  Had to fill in a form and then got a letter approving High Rate daily living and low rate mobility.  Got a back payment a couple of weeks later to when i first applied (which was around 8 weeks prior to that)and now i get payments every 4th week.  I didnt need to go for a medical assessment.

Hope that helps!!

ps - anyone currently in treatment should apply for this as you will be entitled to it!!!  Its non-means tested which means it doesnt matter if you have a high income or are on any other benefits as its a stand alone thing. 


What's PIP??

Aaahhh! So do they back date the money for the three months you have to wait? I haven't claimed anything for years so I don't really understand it haha! 

It's Personal Independance Payment :) 

Yes they back date it to the day you started the claim. I got a nice little sum that paid for me to hire a gardener to sort out the jungle of my backyard!  Lol


Thanks :)

I'm wondering if Anna could advise me on this as my spwcialist nurse has said I wouldn't get this? She says you have to price you will be just as ill in 9 months- which you shouldn't be with this treatment- and that you have to have difficulties woth the folowing 


  • preparing or eating food
  • washing, bathing and using the toilet
  • dressing and undressing
  • reading and communicating
  • managing your medicines or treatments
  • making decisions about money
  • engaging with other people


Sorry it wouldn't let me carry on my post!



Hi Ostrich 

It depends on what your treatment is really. You can certainly apply. I had chemo over 5 months and the effects can last for a while. For example I surrey with peripheral neuropathy which can affect my mobility and was caused by nerve damage to my feet from chemo. I also contacted my local Big C centre who helped me fill the form in. Your specialist nurse may well be lovely but they are not experts on the benefits system. You are entitled to it even if it's short term. No harm in trying! 

Anna xx

Thanks for answering, Anna. I have done a lot of research now, and I honestly don't think I'm entitled to it. I am meeting with a benefits advisor at the hospital next week but the current problems I have ( which include immobility due to pulmonary emboli ) are thankfully treatable and my lymph oedema isn't 'that' bad at the moment. I have to see how the treatment affects my existing health problems ( this is my second cancer and I could lose the Jpouch I had surgically constructed after my colon cancer which would be devastating but it's 50:50 and I would rather have the pouch healthy than any amount of money )! I did thankfully receive a Macmillan grant last week which was wonderful.