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Last updated:
17/11/2017

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

Speaking to a welfare advisor

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 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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