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Making the Best Possible PIP Mobility Claims On Mental Health Grounds

Do your service users struggle to get an award of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) based on their mental health conditions?

Or do they only get an award at the standard rate, even though on most days they can’t reliably follow the route of a familiar journey without having someone with them?

This half-day, online training course will allow you to give your service users the best possible chance of getting the correct award of the mobility component of PIP.

We explain how to provide detailed, accurate and persuasive evidence of a claimant’s entitlement to points for the activity ‘Planning and Following Journeys’ when filling in the PIP2 Questionnaire, attending assessments, and at mandatory reconsideration and appeal stage.

The course contains a wealth of practical tips and useful examples.

And it helps ensure that you anticipate the commonest reasons for refusal and counter them, preferably before they are even used.

The course covers:

  • The mobility component of PIP - overview
  • The activity ‘Planning and Following Journeys’
  • Question 13 on ‘Going Out’ in the PIP2 Form
  • Mobility and mental health at the assessment
  • How to use regulations 7 and 4 in this context
  • The decision – common reasons for refusal and how to counter them
  • Important examples from PIP case law and how to use them

This course runs from 9.30 to 12.30, with a 30-minute break. It is delivered online, via Zoom with a maximum of 16 participants.

This course is for staff working with claimants with mental health conditions and mobility needs. It is aimed at those with experience of PIP who want to develop their skills further. Those who are new to PIP are welcome to enrol, but may want to familiarise themselves with the basics before attending this session.

Participants will receive a .pdf copy of our 100+ page guide to claiming PIP on physical and mental health grounds prior to attending the Zoom course.

Attendees completing the course will receive an e-certificate.

You will need:

A reliable internet connection, and an ability to use the Zoom video-conferencing platform.

This course is available in-house at a cost of £750 + VAT (£900). Please contact us at info@benefitsandwork.co.uk us if you wish to discuss customising the content to closely reflect the needs of your service users.