Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a physical or mental health condition. This PIP mental health guide consists of four sections: Introduction to PIP, help with your PIP claim, challenging a PIP decision and PIP resources.
If you’re living with a mental illness or if your money problems are impacting on your mental health, there might be different welfare benefits you could claim to help you pay for your day-to-day things.
- How do I check what I’m entitled to?
- Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
- Incapacity Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Working Tax Credits
- Personal Independence Payment
- Housing Benefit
- Support for Mortgage Interest
- Council Tax: Exemptions and Support to pay
- Social Fund
- Next steps
If you’re too unwell to work, you may be able to claim a benefit named Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
Being a carer might mean you can claim certain benefits that might help you and the person you care for.
Understand if you can claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) with a limited capability for work element.
- What is the Work Capability Assessment?
- How do I fill in the health questionnaire?
- Will I have to go for a medical assessment?
- What happens next?
- What is the support group or the limited capability for work-related activity element?
- What is the work-related activity group (WRAG)?
- Health questionnaire descriptors
- Assessment for limited capability for work-related activity
- Sample letter
- Next steps
Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit for people of working age, which you can get it if you have a low income or do not work.
- What is Universal Credit?
- How much can I get?
- What if I am working or studying?
- What if I care for someone or have children?
- What about my housing costs?
- How will income, savings and property affect my Universal Credit?
- Will the Benefit Cap affect me?
- How will I get my Universal Credit payments?
- What is the claimant commitment?
- Can I appeal if I disagree with a decision?
- When will I have to claim?
- Next steps
If you disagree with a decision the DWP make about your benefits, you can ask them to look at it again, this first step is called Mandatory Reconsideration.
If you disagree with a decision the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made about your benefits, you can challenge the decision and appeal to a tribunal.