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PIP regulations

This is a list of regulations, forms and guidance on PIP, with links to the documents

Regulations

The Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/377)
These set out the main rules for PIP.

The Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/455)
These Regulations amend the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 to insert a provision into regulation 4. The provision requires that, when a claimant is being assessed for personal independence payment under those Regulations, that assessment must take into account whether the claimant can do the activity safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and within a reasonable time period.

The Personal Independence Payment (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/387)
Sets out the transitional arrangements DLA claimants entitled to PIP.

The Personal Independence Payment (Supplementary Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/388)
Amends law  that amend primary and secondary legislation to cover PIP recipients, and ensure that PIP claimants will be able to benefit from the same passporting arrangements wherever possible; and

The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/389)
These Regulations amend three sets of regulations affecting Carer’s Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance in relation to residence and presence, absences abroad, age limits and hospital and care homes.

The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/380)
Covers the administration of the four benefits (decisions, changes in circumstances, challenging decsions).

The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/381)
These cover mandatory revisions and appeals.

The Personal Independence Payment (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/626)
Adds personal independence payment in the list of payments to be disregarded from an individual’s income when determining whether the individual is financially eligible for legal aid, or is liable to make a contribution towards the costs of their legally aided representation in accordance with those regulations.

Guidance

Advice for Decision Making (ADM)
Provides guidance on PIP decision making. Available at www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/advice-for-decision-making/.

Personal Independence Payment assessment guide for assessment providers
Available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers

For more information about transfers from DLA to PIP see Reassessing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants for PIP on the DWP available at www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-toolkit-factsheet-006-reassessment.pdf.

The timetable for replacing DLA with PIP is at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/235096/timetable-for-pip-replacing-dla.pdf

Forms

Personal Independence claim form (PIP1) - This is your initial claim. It asks to supply your name, address, contact details, payment details etc. It also asks you questions about your nationality, whether you are in hospital or residential care or if are terminally ill.
How your disability affects you (PIP2)- This asks you questions on the activities tests

You can download sample claim forms at http://tinyurl.com/a25f8gj.

The DWP has produced a toolkit of gudance and letter samples used in PIP, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-personal-independence-payment-toolkit-for-partners and a leaflet available at www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dwp041.pdf.

The weekly amounts for PIP are:

Daily living component

  1. standard rate – If you have a limited ability to carry out daily living activities - £53.00
  2. enhanced rate – If you have a severely limited ability to carry out daily living activities - £79.15

Mobility component  

  1. standard rate – If you have a limited mobility - £21.00
  2. enhanced rate - If you have a severely limited mobility - £55.25