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Law Centre adviser explains PIP changes on BBC On Your Behalf

Law Centre (NI) social security legal adviser Lee Hatton went to BBC On Your Behalf last Saturday to discuss what people need to know about PIP.

He explained what to do if you are affected by to discuss who will be affected by the migration from DLA to Personal Independence Payment, when it is likely to happen and what they should do about it.

He recommends that people do not contact the PIP office to ask to be transferred from DLA without first seeking advice, as in many cases they may be worse off as a result.

In particular, people should contact the Law Centre quickly if they are returning from a period of living abroad and are likely to be affected by tighter residence rules for PIP. We can often help in such cases.

You can listen to the programme here until early August: (starts at 12 min 24 and again at 19 min 48) www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007b5wx.

You can also download a podcast of the programme: t.co/G5XaDRBNOP

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