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Last updated:
20/11/2017

Information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

  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 nidirect has some general information on Personal Independence Payment.

Guide to medical assessments

The Department for Work and Pensions in England has published guidance about how medical assessors should assess you. This also applies to Northern Ireland. It is very long and detailed (155 pages), and only some parts will be relevant to you.

Useful Contacts

Here are some useful contacts, which could help you with a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helpline

Telephone: 0300 123 9221 (existing claims)

Telephone: 0800 012 1573 (new claims)
Textphone: 0800 012 1574

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice. They can advise on debt, benefits, housing and other issues. You can get face-to-face or telephone advice.

Find your local Citizens Advice service.

Telephone: 028 9023 1120 (Northern Ireland Head Office)

Advice NI

Offer free, independent, confidential advice on welfare, debt and housing issues. You can speak to face-to-face or telephone adviser.

Find your local adviser.

Telephone: 028 9064 5919

 

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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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