Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment - Our free guide to making a claim
Disability Rights UK Factsheet F60
Personal independence payment (PIP) is a new benefit for people who need help taking part in everyday life or who find it difficult to get around. It replaces disability living allowance for people between the ages of 16 and 64 inclusive.
In 2012, there were over 3 million DLA claimants in the UK; the Government estimates 600,000 fewer disabled people will qualify for PIP by 2018.
Disability Rights UK has produced this guide to help you through the claiming process. The guide covers information on:
- The PIP rules
- The scoring system
- The activities and descriptors
- Filling out the claim form
- Keeping a diary
- The face to face consultation with a healthcare professional
- What to do if you are not happy with your decision
- Further help and information
The guide is in word format and is free to download. An easy read version is available as a pdf.
A photocopied version of our Claiming PIP Guide is available for £4.00 including postage and packing.
If you would like to order a copy please ring 0207 250 3222.
Other useful PIP resources we provide
If you are providing advice on PIP our Disability Rights Handbook tells you all you need to know on this and other benefits.
We have set up a personal independence payment regulations, rates, guidance and forms page and a Welfare Reform Act page on our website.
Disability Rights UK provides training on the personal independence payment at our office in London. We can also provide training at a venue provided by you. For more information see our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.