Benefits and Work readers are being offered a huge 50% discount on the new edition of Mark Perlic’s invaluable 600+ page PIP Case Law pack. Used by advice agencies, tribunal judges and representatives across the UK, It is by far the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of decisions anywhere.
As many readers will know, MNP Training has been publishing DLA case law and WCA case law packs for many years. But the first edition of the PIP Case Law pack came only came out in 2019 and ran to 465 pages.
A lot can happen in two years though, and this second edition contains 680 pages of case law, detailing over 350 Upper Tribunal (and Northern Ireland Social Security Commissioners) and superior courts decisions.
It provides coverage of the case law which has developed in a number of important areas including failure to attend a medical, adverse decisions, mobility and mental health, supersessions and renewals.
If you are trying to find out what the law actually is on any PIP topic, rather than what the DWP claim it is, this is the place to look.
As Hugh Howard, Regional Tribunal Judge, explains in his introduction to the book:
"I am disinterested in which party wins the appeal. What is of paramount importance is that they come before an impartial and informed Tribunal to obtain the justice to which they are entitled. This book contributes enormously to the ability of the Tribunal to deliver that justice."
There are sections on:
- each of the different ‘daily living component’ activity areas
- each of the different ‘mobility component’ activity areas
- safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and within a reasonable time period
- 50% of days test
- the required period - the retrospective test and prospective test
- aids and appliances
- PIP Supersessions and Renewals
- adverse Decisions
- face-to-face assessments
- DLA to PIP transfer / migration Cases
As a Benefits and Work member you are able to purchase the PIP Case Law Pack with a 50% discount priced at:
£29.25 (usual price £58.50) - traditional printed book
£24.75 (usual price £49.50) - electronic on a USB stick.
You may order both the printed book and electronic version for £41.25 (usual price £82.50) as a set.
If you are purchasing the publication in electronic form, then you should know that included on the USB stick will be a copy of each of the individual case law decisions and judgements summarised within the work.
The publication is a valuable resource to both new and seasoned advisers. Those undertaking First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal work should find it an invaluable reference point.
Equally claimants who want to be as prepared as they possibly can for an appeal hearing will not find a more comprehensive resource.
And if you feel uncertain about how to use case law in your appeal, then why not attend our free members' webinar on the subject?