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Key points of this subject

  1. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with the extra costs you have because of ill health or disability.
  2. PIP is expected to replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age (16 to 64 years) by July 2019.
  3. PIP is made up of two parts, ‘daily living’ and ‘mobility’. These are known as components.
  4. Each component can be paid at either a ‘standard’ or ‘enhanced’ rate.
  5. You will need to fill in a form to say how your mental illness affects your daily activities.
  6. You may have to go to a face to face medical assessment.
  7. It can help to get supporting evidence from your health care professionals.

Within this subject

  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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