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PIP

Personal independence payment assessment

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

Tribunals and PIP transfer errors

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Ed Pybus looks at recent caselaw on how tribunals should treat disability living allowance (DLA) evidence on transfer to personal independence allowance (PIP).

Prisoners and benefits

Most social security benefits are affected if you are in prison. This factsheet outlines the main issues that come up if you are remanded in custody or if you are serving a prison sentence.

PIP and psychological distress

Issue 263 (April 2018)
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)
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.

PIP and ‘social support’

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw about personal independence payment (PIP) and ‘social support’ when engaging with other people.

PIP – changing an ongoing award

Issue 258 (June 2017)
When can the DWP change an ongoing award of personal independence payment (PIP), including where the award was made by a tribunal? Ed Pybus looks at the rules and some recent caselaw.

PIP – an independent review

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Ed Pybus considers a review of assessments and decision making in personal independence payment (PIP).