Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.
The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.
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.
This film focuses on the steps before the claim and an overview of who might be eligible.
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.
This film focuses on the supporting information you should include with your claim and why it’s important.
This film gives an overview of what to expect if you are asked to attend a face-to-face assessment with an independent, qualified health professional.
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: