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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.

Personal Independence Payment - A guide to making a claim


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

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.

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

All our factsheets are free to download on our website at www.disabilityrightsuk.org.

PIP delays

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

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