Making the Best Possible PIP Mobility Claims On Mental Health Grounds
Wednesday 9 December 2020 9.30am to 12.30pm via Zoom
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.
Course cost: £85 + VAT per participant (£102)
This course is also available in-house at a cost of £750 + VAT (£900). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org us if you wish to discuss customising the content to closely reflect the needs of your service users.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You are free to transfer training places to different employees at no extra cost.
We are very unlikely to have to cancel a course that has been scheduled. But if this should happen you will receive a prompt and full refund of your payment.
If you cancel more than 28 days from the course date, a £10 administration fee will be charged.
If you cancel between 14 and 28 days from the course date, 25% of the course fee will be payable.
If you cancel between 7 and 14 days of the course date, the 50% of the course fee will be payable.
Cancellations within 7 days of the course date will not be eligible for a refund
For data protection and copyright reasons, participants are not permitted to record the Zoom sessions.
We may record the session solely for training and evaluation purposes, but under no circumstances will we share this recording with anyone other than Benefits and Work staff.
For data protection reasons we cannot give participants, or those who miss a Zoom session, a copy of the recording