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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

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 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision – success!
“I would just like to thank you and your site for helping me through my pip claim! I have been awarded enhanced rate care and enhanced rate mobility I feel so relieved I could cry! Many thanks for all your help!”

PIP awarded
“I have received a decision from DWP and have been awarded Higher Rate [Daily Living] and Lower Rate [Mobility]. Thank you to all at B&W for the quality and accuracy of all your advice and information.”

PIP success
“The dreaded brown envelope dropped on the mat this morning. I have been awarded enhanced rate for care and standard rate for mobility…Thank you so much for your excellent guides and patient support...”

PIP enhanced rates awarded
“Many thanks for your excellent web site and help I've received...Received a decision yesterday and it was for the enhanced rate for both components. I can't thank you enough for the help and support.”

Personal Independence Payment claim success rates

PIP is not an easy benefit to claim successfully. So far, according to the DWP's own statistics, just 45% of new claims for personal independence payment have been successful where the claimant is not terminally ill.  The success rate for DLA to PIP transfers is currently 69%.

Find out more about how our guides can improve your chances of the correct decision being made in your case, whether you are:

Completing the 'How Your Disability Affects You' claim form
Attending a face-to-face medical assessment
Lodging a PIP appeal

Or give yourself the best possible chance of success by becoming a Benefits and Work member right now and getting instant access to all our downloadable resources.

Take Our Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Self-Test And Check Your Score

Use our simple personal independence payment self-test to score yourself and even have your results emailed to you.

You can also find out how the personal independence payment (PIP) points system works.

Download Our Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Guides

Benefits and Work has published a suite of guides to PIP claims and appeals.

Our 70 page guide to claiming PIP takes you through the whole complex process of making a claim, from the initial telephone call, through completing the ‘How your disability affects you’ form and on to your face-to-face assessment.    

We've also published a 19 page guide to PIP appeals will guide you safely through the  mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.  Use the appeal guide along with our 32 page guide to written appeal submissions and our 23 page guide to challenging PIP medicpersonal independence payment pip appealsal reports - with over 50 different grounds for appeal - and you'll be giving yourself the best possible chance of a successful appeal.

So, if you’re an individual claimant, charity or advice agency needing detailed information about PIP, subscribe now and you can download our guides instantly.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Timetable

Current DLA claimants have already started to be reassessed for personal independence payment (PIP) in some areas.  By October 2018, it is intended that all current DLA claimants will have been assessed for personal independence payment (PIP) instead.

You can see the full timetable for the introduction of personal independence payment (PIP).