We support both claimants and professionals. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:
Royal College of Nursing | Birmingham CAB
Spinal Injuries Association | Coventry Mind
Chesterfield Law Centre | Colchester Borough Council
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
“Just called PIP see about my move, was on higher Mobility Middle care indef. Have been awarded HIGHER HIGHER TILL 2027 ! … did not need medical”
“I would just like to say a big thank you to all at Benefits and Work, using your guidance I have now been awarded P.I.P. At enhanced rate for ongoing period. Without your guidance I would not of put so much detail and information into my application...many thanks”
PIP brown envelope
“I got my brown envelope today after another sleepless night. I have been awarded both components of PIP at the enhanced rate for an ongoing period. I am so relieved and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted their experiences here and given me advice and support. The fear of the transition has caused us all so much trepidation and anxiety. This site has been an valuable source of inspiration and information. Thank you to everyone and good luck for the future.”
PIP & ESA success
“A huge thank you to all who run this fabulous site, esa support group for 3 yrs and pip enhanced mobility and standard care, i don't think we would have got through all the paperwork without your valuable guides and all the helpful tips, thank you so much”
Free PIP Webinars
We are running free, 40 minute live webinars on PIP Coronavirus changes. The webinars will cover changes to PIP as a result of the current emergency. They include information on:
- New claims
- Changes of circumstances
- Telephone assessments
- Challenges and appeals
Claimants and carers PIP webinar, 2pm on Monday 11 May
This webinar is open to all claimants and carers. You can post a question at the bottom of the registration page in two clicks time, though we can't guarantee to answer them all. If this webinar fills up we'll put on another one, so please call back again.
Professionals PIP webinar, 2pm on Friday 15th May
This webinar is aimed at staff who offer support with PIP in the course of their work. Registrations will only be accepted if you register using your work email address. You can post a question at the bottom of the registration page in two clicks time, though we can't guarantee to answer them all. The content is the same as the claimants and carers webinar, but the questions answered may be different.
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 44% 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 72%.
Find out more about how our guides can improve your chances of the correct decision being made in your case, whether you are:
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 93 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. You can download sample pages from the January 2017 version of the guide from this link.
We've also published a 49 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 medical reports - with over 50 different grounds for appeal - and you'll be giving yourself the best possible chance of a successful appeal.
Won PIP Appeal
“Many thanks to all at B&W for all the guides and help and support given to us all, all year around. I really do appreciate all your hard work everyone. My appeal last week was set aside, and new decision made: Enhanced Mobility ( not appealing)..Enhanced Daily Living awarded”
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.