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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 will replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age (16 to 64 years).
  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 or carers.

Within this subject

  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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