personal independence payment

  • Factsheet - Personal independence payment


    factsheet

    This factsheet explains the benefit that replaced disability living allowance (DLA) for new working age claimants from 2013. Existing working age DLA claimants are currently being transferred to personal independence payment.

    The information in this factsheet is relevant UK-wide.

    A separate factsheet reproduces the personal independence payment assessment criteria. You can find it here.

  • PIP and psychological distress

    Issue 263 (April 2018)
    article

    The DWP is reviewing personal independence payment (PIP) decisions, following a High Court decision that found changes to mobility descriptors in March 2017 unlawfully discriminated against claimants with mental health problems.

  • ‘Safely’ in personal independence payment

    Issue 262 (February 2018)
    article

    Activities in the personal independence payment (PIP) test must be capable of being carried out ‘safely’. That word is defined in regulations, but has been the subject of an important decision of the Upper Tribunal and, most recently, updated official guidance. Ed Pybus explains.

  • Personal independence payment assessment


    factsheet

    This factsheet sets out the descriptors and points for the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment, with the legal definitions of the terms used.

  • Personal independence payment – the essentials

    Level: Basic

    training course

    Personal independence payment (PIP) is the disability benefit for people aged 16-65. This course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to help the people you work with make effective claims.

    The course covers:

    • What is PIP?
    • Who can claim
    • Helping a client who is thinking about claiming PIP
    • Tips and guidance in completing the form
    • Supporting clients through the assessment
    • Getting the decision – what next

    The course is aimed at those with no or limited knowledge of benefits.

     

     

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  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16

    Level: Basic

    training course

    This basic level course focuses on the transition to adult benefits from age 16 for young people with disabilities or health problems who still live at home.

    It looks at changes to disability benefits for the young person, and considers the circumstances in which a young person can claim adult benefits in their own right while still living at home.

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  • Challenging PIP decisions

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This one-day course looks at how to challenge personal independence payment (PIP) decisions. There is an opportunity to discuss how the different PIP criteria affect appeal tactics, and think through how to go about getting the right outcome for clients. The course covers some of the significant caselaw that is relevant to PIP.

     

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  • PIP and attendance allowance – an introduction


    training course

    This one-day course gives you an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP) and attendance allowance (AA), both vitally important benefits for people with disabilities. This introductory course is aimed at advisers with little or no experience of these benefits. It will give you an understanding of the main rules and help you deal with common problems.

    The course covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • Who is entitled to AA
    • How to claim

     

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  • PIP – caselaw and tactics


    training course

    This half-day course includes a round up of the latest personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw. Practical examples give advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments, and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP appeals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas.

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  • Mental health and benefits

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This popular course is jointly led by Paula John, a mental health officer and social worker with extensive experience in mental health, and Alison Gillies, welfare rights worker with CPAG in Scotland. It provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

    The course covers:

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