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Last updated:
19/10/2018

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 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has some general information on Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Guide to medical assessments

The DWP has published guidance about how medical assessors should assess you. It is very long and detailed, and only some parts will be relevant to you. You can read on the DWP website (155 pages).

Useful Contacts

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

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Helpline

Telephone: 0345 850 3322 (information)

Telephone: 0800 917 22 22 (new claims)
Textphone: 0345 601 6677
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm 

Citizens Advice

Previously known as Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). They 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 at www.citizensadvice.org.uk.

Telephone: 0344 477 2020

TextRelay users should call: 03444 111 445

Turn2us

A charitable service which helps people access money that is available to them through welfare benefits and grants

Website: www.turn2us.org.uk/

Your local authority

Many local authorities have benefits advisers. You can find contact details for your local authority on GovUK. Click the link below.

www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

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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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