Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.

You could get between £22.65 and £145.35 a week if you’re aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age.

The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.

You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

For more information, please consult the UK Government PIP website.

If your application for PIP is turned down you can ask the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to look at the decision again – this is called a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR).  If you have additional information to support your PIP claim that was not available when you made your claim, this can be presented to the DWP as part of the MR process.  Full details on how to request a MR or how to Appeal a decision is provided on the PIP award letter you will receive from the DWP when you apply for PIP.

Claiming PIP 

This film looks at the claim process – making the initial telephone call, when you should get the form and how long you have to complete it.

Supporting information for PIP 

This film focuses on the supporting information you should include with your claim and why it’s important.

The PIP decision – key things to know

This film focuses on when a claimant has received a PIP decision letter. It also outlines the importance of reporting any changes in circumstances so that we can ensure the level of benefit they are getting is still right.

For more information or help with Benefits, you can contact: