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- Royal College of Nursing
- Spinal Injuries Association
- Chesterfield Law Centre
- Stephenson’s Solicitors
- Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
- Manchester City Council Sensory Provision Team
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the new benefit intended to cut the benefits bill at the expense of sick and disabled claimants. Personal independence payment (PIP) is replacing disability living allowance (DLA) for working age claimants and, the government hopes, will reduce the current cost of DLA by at least 20% as a result.
No More Fresh DLA Claims
You can no longer make a fresh claim for DLA for an adult aged 16 or over. Instead, you will have to make a claim for personal independence payment (PIP). It will still be possible to make a renewal claim for DLA, however, provided your current fixed term award is due to expire before the end of February 2014.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Timetable
Current DLA claimants will start to be reassessed for personal independence payment (PIP) from October 2013 onwards. 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).
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 its first step-by-step guide to claiming personal independence payment (PIP).
The 70 page guide 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.
Clearly there’s still a lot we don’t know about PIP procedures, especially when it comes to face-to-face medical assessments. These will be carried out by two different companies, Atos and Capita, with very different views on issues like recording medicals and carrying out home visits. Rest assured we’ll be updating the guide regularly as we learn more.
But if you’re looking for a painstakingly researched, step-by-step guide to help you or your clients through the complex, three-stage PIP claims process, you won’t find anything comparable either online or offline.
We explain the law which stands behind the questions in the claim form. And we demonstrate, with examples, how to give highly detailed, accurate and legally relevant evidence, box-by-box through the whole ‘How your disability affects you’ claim form.
We've also published our first, 19 page, quick guide to PIP appeals. We'll be producing a more detailed guide in the next few weeks, but this one will guide you safely through the initial stages of the mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.
So, if you’re an individual claimant, charity or advice agency needing detailed information about PIP, subscribe now and you can download our guide instantly.
If you’re a member already, you can download the PIP guide from the members area.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) documents
Download a wide range of documents relating to personal independence payment (PIP) published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).