Personal Independence Payments
A Personal Independence Payment or PIP is a monthly payment by the Government to help with the cost of your disability. This is designed to be used for wheelchairs, scooters and aids, traveling to appointments e.t.c to make your life easier. The amount that you will get paid depends on the severity of your disability and is made up from two classifications, Daily Living & Mobility.
Daily Living Assessment
The daily Living Assessment covers your ability to look after yourself in a typical day. You will be asked a series of questions to assess your ability to carry out daily tasks such as:
Eating and drinking
Managing your treatments
Washing and bathing
Managing toilet needs or incontinence
Dressing and undressing
Reading and understanding written information
Mixing with others
Making decisions about money
The more limited you are in these areas the more relevant the PIP payment is to you.
The PIP Mobility Assessment covers your ability to:
This refers to the cognitive ability to plan out your trip, as well as the physical act of making the journey.
It is important in both the Mobility Assessment and Daily Living Assessment to think about how you would take a trip to the supermarket, move around the house or carry out daily chores (if you are able) for example. Ideally go through this thought process before the assessment so that you can answer the questions accurately.
Your mobility payment can be used towards a customised car for your needs. Speak to our team for more details.
Help With Your PIP Claim, Tribunal or Application
The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process can be a bit of a minefield, particularly when the majority of people trying to apply have some cognitive impairment.
The Disability Support project charity is here to assist you throughout the process, guiding you through with one of our experts. We represent a lot of people with their PIP application, claim disputes and even tribunals. If your claim is rejected we will dispute it on your behalf and represent you at the tribunal should we feel you have adequate grounds to appeal.
If you would like DSP to support you in your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application, claim or tribunal, give our team a call today. We know how stressful this process can be and how it can trigger stress and anxiety disorders you might be facing. Our team will look to minimise the impact of the application, claim or tribunal process on your health and wellbeing.
Although we are based in Redditch, Worcestershire we cover a much larger area. Our aim is to cover the whole of England and Wales so please get in touch to see whether we can represent you in your area.