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Last updated:
17/11/2017

What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor?

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

Citizens Advice NI and Advice NI have welfare rights advisers.

Legal Aid is not available for help with benefits claims unless you need to appeal to a Social Security Commissioner. You can appeal to the Commissioner 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 get Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  5. How will I be assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  6. How do I claim?
  7. What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ form?
  8. Should I get supporting evidence?
  9. Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
  10. Can I appeal if I think a decision is wrong?
  11. Do I need to speak to a welfare advisor?
  12. What happens if my health changes when I’m getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?
  13. Can someone claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for me?
  14. Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  15. Next steps
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