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Last updated:
19/10/2018

Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor when applying for PIP?

  1. Overview
  2. What is PIP?
  3. What if I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)?
  4. Who can claim PIP?
  5. How will I be assessed for PIP?
  6. How do I claim PIP?
  7. What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ PIP form?
  8. Should I get supporting evidence for a PIP application?
  9. Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
  10. Can I appeal if I think a PIP decision is wrong?
  11. Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor when applying for PIP?
  12. What happens if my health changes when I’m getting PIP?
  13. Can someone claim PIP for me?
  14. Information on PIP
  15. Next steps

The welfare benefits system is complicated. Speak to a welfare rights adviser if you need help to claim benefits.

Speak to a welfare rights adviser if you need help to claim benefits.

Different welfare rights organisations offer different services. Some help with the following things:

  • Filling out a form
  • Helping you with the appeal process
  • Representation at tribunals
  • Explaining what other benefits you may be able to claim
  • Giving general information about benefits

Citizens Advice has welfare rights advisors. You may also be able to find local welfare rights advisor through Turn2us or your local authority.

Legal Aid is not available for help with benefits claims unless you need to appeal to an Upper Tribunal. You can appeal to the Upper Tribunal if you think that a legal mistake has been made. For example, if you think that the process has not been followed correctly.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is PIP?
  3. What if I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)?
  4. Who can claim PIP?
  5. How will I be assessed for PIP?
  6. How do I claim PIP?
  7. What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ PIP form?
  8. Should I get supporting evidence for a PIP application?
  9. Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
  10. Can I appeal if I think a PIP decision is wrong?
  11. Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor when applying for PIP?
  12. What happens if my health changes when I’m getting PIP?
  13. Can someone claim PIP for me?
  14. Information on PIP
  15. Next steps
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