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.
What the Guide contains
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 8191.
Disability Rights Handbook
If you are providing advice on PIP our Disability Rights Handbook tells you all you need to know on this and other benefits.
Disability Rights UK provides training on personal independence payment at our office in London.
We can also come to you to provide in-house training courses: contact Jason Jaspal, Business Development Manager, phone 020 7250 8182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Other PIP resources
We have set up a personal independence payment regulations, rates, guidance and forms page and a Welfare Reform Act page on our website.
You can see how much PIP pays on our benefit rates pages.
The DWP has published
- a DLA transfer postcode map
- an online timetable for when PIP replaces DLA, showing which postcodes are affected
- PIP quick guide for support organisations
The Work and Pensions Committee report, Monitoring the performance of the Department of Work Pensions in 2012-13, published March 2014, says the length of time disabled people are having to wait to find out if they are eligible for benefit is unacceptable. The report found that new PIP claim can take 6 months to process as opposed to the expected 74 days.
Parliamnent has also covered this issue in its Introduction of Personal Independence Payment - Commons Library Standard Note