PIP Change of Address

How to complete your PIP change of address

PIP Change of address
PIP Change of address

PIP change of address

If you receive PIP and are moving home you must complete a PIP change of address.

In this article we will cover how to update your address with Pip.

Since you’re moving home, you will also need to update your address across other institutions  such as HMRC, DVLA, NHS etc…

So, we will also cover how to update your address across all of these accounts simultaneously online.

Let’s jump in!

How do I change my address with PIP?​

How do I change my address with PIP?

Great, so let’s look into how to change your address with PIP.

Firstly, we need to make sure our address is updated across all of our accounts and institutions. Thanks to new technology this can be done for free online in just a few minutes. If you need to update your address in addition to PIP, you might find it beneficial to start with this process to get started.

  • 1) Go to SlothMove’s moving home platform
  • 2) Enter your information (previous address, new address, moving date etc…)
  • 3) Select who needs to know you’re moving home (DVLA, Council, Water, TV Licence, Boots, Tesco, NHS etc…)
  • 4) Click submit and SlothMove will help you update your address across all of your accounts 
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SlothMove will update your address automatically and let you know of any next steps your side. The service is free to use and takes just a few minutes.

Once finished, let’s now get your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) change of address completed.

To report any change of circumstances or to complete a PIP change of address, you can contact PIP in the following ways.

Call PIP: 0800 121 4433

Call PIP (textphone): 0800 121 4493

NGT text relay (if you can’t hear or speak): 18001 then 0800 121 443318001 then 0800 121 4433

The lines are open Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM.

It’s important you complete your PIP change of address as soon as you move home. If you have children and receive child benefits you will also need to complete a Child Benefit change of address. This is also a requirement for ESA (Employment & Support Allowance) and requires a slightly different process.

Do I need to update my address with PIP?​

Do I need to update my address with PIP?

You might be asking if you even need to update your address with PIP. Some even wonder why a PIP change of address is even necessary.

PIP have made it a requirement for recipients to provide updates whenever there is a change of circumstances (not just address change). To clarify, you must inform the Department for Work & Pensions if:

  • a) You have changed any of your personal details (such as your name, your doctor, your GP, your address etc…)
  • b) Your condition has worsened or you’re not expected to live more than 6 months
  • c) You have left the country
  • d) You have been imprisoned or held in detention is some way
  • d) You go into a care home 
  • e) You go into a hospital
  • f) your condition changes 
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It’s important to know that

You could be taken to court or have to pay a penalty if you give wrong information or do not report a change in your circumstances. So, to avoid any confusion or risks make sure you keep everyone updated.

Is it necessary to update my address with PIP?​

Is it necessary to update my address with PIP?

You must complete a PIP change of address if you’re moving home. Furthermore, if your circumstances change you must also let them know on the PIP helpline.

As we’ve seen you could risk penalties or even court if you keep PIP up to date with your change of circumstances. So, why is that the case? It’s because your PIP amount is based on your personal circumstances and if they changed your eligibility for PIP may change also.

For a full, in-depth guide of PIP you can check out this handy guide Which has pulled together.

Here’s a great video on how PIP works which you might find helpful

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change address with PIP?

You can update your address for your PIP by calling the PIP helpline (0800 121 4433). If you are moving home you also need to update other institutions (Water, Council DVLA, loyalty cards, Premium Bonds etc…)  which you can do for free online with SlothMove’s moving home platform below

Does moving home affect PIP?

If you have moved home and receive PIP you need to complete a PIP change of address (see above). Moving home by itself won’t affect your eligibility for PUP.

How do I change address with PIP?

You can change address with ESA by calling the Job Centre (0800 169 0310) or writing to them at the address listed on your ESA documentation. You also need to update your address across other institutions (HMRC, NHS, DVLA, Council, Water etc…) which you can do online for free with SlothMove’s moving home platform. 

Can I change my address for PIP online?

Whilst PIP address updates need to be completed via phone, you can update your address across all other institutions (HMRC, DVLA, Water, Council, TV etc…) online using SlothMove’s moving home platform

How to change address with PIP?​

How to change address with PIP?

You can complete your PIP change of address by following the above steps. With your personal independence payment you need to call them to process any change of circumstances. In addition to this, you also need to update your address across other accounts. SlothMove was created to make moving home simple, straightforward and transparent. Taking your ‘mail footprint’ with means that you get all of your letters and communications. Further, this helps reduce risks of mail fraud.

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