Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability welfare benefit run by the Department for Work and Pensions. It is aimed at those starting a PIP claim aged between 16 to pension age. PIP can assist with personal care needs as well as with mobility difficulties. It is paid at various rates and is not means-tested. An award of PIP can still increase certain “legacy” awards that were already in place before Universal Credit was invented.
This training course is intended to help those new to helping claimants with social security queries, and will increase awareness of this key disability benefit.
The course covers:
• How PIP entitlement is decided and the number of points that are needed
• The rules describing how to optimise a PIP claim via the PIP2 Questionnaire
• Medical evidence issues
• The role of the Health Care Professional
• How decisions may be challenged
Methods of delivery and timings
This full-day Introductory level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00 across two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Steve Johnson.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with supporting e-learning material, including PowerPoint slides and access to exercises and activities hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.