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Personal Independence Payment


Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people who have problems getting around outdoors, or who need personal care, supervision or support, due to a disability.

Personal Independence Payment replaced Disability Living Allowance for people of working age. Download our Icon for pdf Personal Independence Payment factsheet (F28) (PDF, 580.6kb)  which explains who qualifies, how and when to claim, and what to do if you are not happy with a decision.

When you claim Personal Independence Payment, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) send you a 'How your disability affects you' form (also known as PIP2 form). Download  Icon for pdf Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the PIP assessment factsheet (F34) (PDF, 347.6kb)  for advice on completing this form.

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Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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