Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a physical or mental health condition. This PIP mental health guide consists of four sections: Introduction to PIP, help with your PIP claim, challenging a PIP decision and PIP resources.
Universal Credit (UC) is a benefit for people of working age, who are on a low income or do not currently work - It has replaced certain legacy benefits. This Universal Credit mental health guide will help you understand how UC works and how to claim if you have a mental health condition.
If you’re living with a mental illness or if your money problems are impacting on your mental health, there might be different welfare benefits you could claim to help you pay for your day-to-day things.
- What you're entitled to
- Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
- Incapacity Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Working Tax Credits
- Personal Independence Payment
- Housing Benefit
- Support for Mortgage Interest
- Council tax: Exemptions and discounts
- Social Fund
- Cold Weather Payment
If you’re too unwell to work, you may be able to claim a benefit named Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
Being a carer might mean you can claim certain benefits that might help you and the person you care for.
Understand if you can claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) with a limited capability for work element.
- What is the Work Capability Assessment?
- The health questionnaire
- Medical assessment
- What happens next?
- What is the support group or the limited capability for work-related activity element?
- The work-related activity group (WRAG)
- Health questionnaire points explained
- Limited capability for work-related activity assessment
- Sample letter
If you disagree with a decision the DWP make about your benefits, you can ask them to look at it again, this first step is called Mandatory Reconsideration.
If you disagree with a decision the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made about your benefits, you can challenge the decision and appeal to a tribunal.