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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

PIP Guide cover, click to download sample

PIP Award
“Just called PIP see about my move, was on higher Mobility Middle care indef. Have been awarded HIGHER HIGHER TILL 2027 ! … did not need medical”

PIP success
“I would just like to say a big thank you to all at Benefits and Work, using your guidance I have now been awarded P.I.P. At enhanced rate for ongoing period. Without your guidance I would not of put so much detail and information into my application...many thanks”

PIP brown envelope
“I got my brown envelope today after another sleepless night. I have been awarded both components of PIP at the enhanced rate for an ongoing period. I am so relieved and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted their experiences here and given me advice and support. The fear of the transition has caused us all so much trepidation and anxiety. This site has been an valuable source of inspiration and information. Thank you to everyone and good luck for the future.”

PIP & ESA success
“A huge thank you to all who run this fabulous site, esa support group for 3 yrs and pip enhanced mobility and standard care, i don't think we would have got through all the paperwork without your valuable guides and all the helpful tips, thank you so much”

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Personal Independence Payment claim success rates

PIP is not an easy benefit to claim successfully. So far, according to the DWP's own statistics, just 45% of new claims for personal independence payment have been successful where the claimant is not terminally ill.  The success rate for DLA to PIP transfers is currently 69%.

Find out more about how our guides can improve your chances of the correct decision being made in your case, whether you are:

Completing the 'How Your Disability Affects You' claim form
Attending a face-to-face medical assessment
Lodging a PIP appeal

Or give yourself the best possible chance of success by becoming a Benefits and Work member right now and getting instant access to all our downloadable resources.

Take Our Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Self-Test And Check Your Score

Use our simple personal independence payment self-test to score yourself and even have your results emailed to you.

You can also find out how the personal independence payment (PIP) points system works.

Download Our Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Guides

Benefits and Work has published a suite of guides to PIP claims and appeals.

Our 84 page guide to claiming PIP takes you through the whole complex process of making a claim, from the initial telephone call, through completing the ‘How your disability affects you’ form and on to your face-to-face assessment.   You can download sample pages from the January 2017 version of the guide from this link.

We've also published a 19 page guide to PIP appeals will guide you safely through the  mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.  Use the appeal guide along with our 32 page guide to written appeal submissions and our 23 page guide to challenging PIP medicpersonal independence payment pip appealsal reports - with over 50 different grounds for appeal - and you'll be giving yourself the best possible chance of a successful appeal.

Won PIP Appeal
“Many thanks to all at B&W for all the guides and help and support given to us all, all year around. I really do appreciate all your hard work everyone. My appeal last week was set aside, and new decision made: Enhanced Mobility ( not appealing)..Enhanced Daily Living awarded”

So, if you’re an individual claimant, charity or advice agency needing detailed information about PIP, subscribe now and you can download our guides instantly.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Timetable

Current DLA claimants have already started to be reassessed for personal independence payment (PIP) in some areas.  By October 2018, it is intended that all current DLA claimants will have been assessed for personal independence payment (PIP) instead.