Personal Independence Payment - an introduction

25 August 2021
Get to grips with the rules of PIP, and lots more, on our training course on 31 August

DWP offers and how Tribunals should deal with them

Tribunal making worse decision than DWP offered claimant in a rejected revision
This case concerned the approach a First-tier Tribunal should take in a case where the DWP had offered to revise the decision under appeal but the claimant had elected instead to continue straight to appeal. The Upper Tribunal held an FTT should treat the offer made to the claimant as its starting point and should ensure that if it was minded to award less than had been offered it would warn the claimant and possibly allow an opportunity for an adjournment.

Disability assistance

Disability benefits are devolved to the Scottish Government and replacements are in development.

Assessment delays for ill health and disability - update report

12 May 2021
An update to the report we published at the beginning of 2021 highlighting that delays carrying out assessments for disability benefits meant that many disabled people were not receiving or were losing support intended to help them meet the additional costs of their disability.

Personal independence payment - an introduction (Scotland) 31 August 2021 ONLINE

31st August 2021
Online Scotland
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the main disability benefit for working-age people. Getting an award of PIP can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial benefit for advisers...

Personal independence payment assessment

This factsheet sets out the descriptors, points and definitions for the PIP assessment.

Disability Rights Handbook on AskCPAG

14 April 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new digital version of the Disability Rights Handbook, in partnership with Disability Rights UK.

Introduction to welfare rights (Scotland) 26-27 Jan, 2-3 Feb, 9-10 Feb 2022 ONLINE

26th January 2022 to 10th February 2022
Online Scotland
This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

[FULLY BOOKED] Introduction to welfare rights (Scotland) 1-2 Sept, 8-9 Sept, 15-16 Sept 2021 ONLINE

1st September 2021 to 16th September 2021
Online Scotland
**Fully booked - spaces are available on the next course starting on 26th January 2022** This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser or...

Mental health and benefits (Scotland) 9 - 10 September 2021 ONLINE

9th September 2021 to 10th September 2021
Online Scotland
This course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits. It looks at how to meet the...