How a lot you will be paid from PIP is dependent upon how troublesome it’s so that you can perform sure actions, equivalent to getting ready food and drinks, dressing and undressing, showering and transferring round. PIP is available in two components – a every day dwelling element and a mobility element. You might be able to declare one or each elements of the profit relying in your circumstances.
How to assert PIP efficiently
To start your PIP declare, you must name the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 0800 917 2222.
They will ask you for fundamental private info earlier than sending a declare kind to your handle by way of put up.
Next factor you must do is fill within the declare kind. If you need assistance with this, you may contact the DWP or your native Age UK.
If you might be advised that your PIP declare is unsuccessful, or in case your scenario has modified you may problem the choice inside one month of the date the choice was made. This is named ‘mandatory reconsideration’.
If you might be nonetheless not proud of the result of the reconsideration, you may attraction once more inside one month of receiving the choice letter.
Government statistics present that greater than half of PIP choices are modified after necessary reconsideration or attraction.
For extra info, you may contact the DWP or Citizens Advice Bureau on the best way to make a reconsideration attraction.
Am I eligible to assert PIP?
To be eligible for PIP you have to be aged 16 and over, and have been born after April 8, 1948.
You should even have a long-term incapacity and well being situation and need assistance or assist with every day dwelling, mobility, or each.
Claimants will need to have wanted this assist for no less than the three months previous to claiming, and might count on the identical must proceed for an additional 9 months.
You will need to have lived within the UK for no less than two off the final three years, and claimants should stay in Britain at the moment.
Making a declare for PIP can take as much as 4 months, however claims will likely be processed a lot sooner for the terminally sick.