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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%.
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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.
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It isn't currently possible to get downloadable PIP claim forms from the DWP. However, you can download a sample PIP2 How Your Disability Affects You form which allows you to see what questions you will be asked when you receive a form to complete.
You can also download a sample PIP1 claim form,
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PIP telephone assessments update: the horror stories continue
16 November 2020
“Was asked to make noises like I make while in pain, felt humiliated and degraded”
“There was a trainee listening in and she had two people walk through the room sniggering at bowel and bladder questions”
Some PIP claimants are still facing illegal breaches of confidentiality, unlawful lack of notice and bizarre and remorseless questioning as part of their telephone assessments , according to our latest survey results.
As a result, we are urging claimants to ask to have their assessment recorded and to consider covertly recording it themselves as well. Our PIP claims guide contains more on this.
It also includes details of 10 ‘Problems to be ready for’ if you have a PIP telephone assessment, as well as details of the type of questions that are likely to be asked, assumptions that may be made and much more.
You can download the latest version of the Guide to PIP claims and reviews from the PIP page in the Members Only section of the site.
DWP begins search for thousands of PIP claimants owed up to £13,000
22 September 2020
The DWP has announced that it is beginning a review of PIP claimants to identify those who are owed up to £13,000, because it got the law wrong. However, not everyone who is eligible for additional payments will be contacted by the DWP.
A recent Supreme Court judgement in connection with the ‘Engaging with other people face to face’ activity could mean potentially thousands more people are eligible for the daily living component of PIP or should be getting it at a higher rate.For more details download our .pdf guide to PIP engaging with other people back-payments.
You can also watch a 7 minute video explainer on the subject below. (The Video transcript can be downloaded too)