PIP is a state benefit designed to help with some of the extra costs associated with long term ill-health or disability. So long as a claimant is eligible, they’ll get between £23.60 and £151.40 a week.
Initial claims for PIP can be made by calling the DWP.
Additionally, it is also possible to claim by post.
Claimants will likely face an initial assessment by an independent healthcare professional to determine how much should be paid out.
Should a claimant disagree with a PIP decision, they’ll be able to challenge it under mandatory reconsideration rules.
PIP payments will usually come through every four weeks and claimants will receive a decision letter providing them with more information on this.
Should a payment date fall on a bank holiday, claimants will usually be paid on the first working day before this.
All benefits, pensions and allowances will be paid into a designated bank, building society or credit union account.
Full details on PIP and other state support can be found on the Government’s website, with impartial guidance provided by the likes of Citizens Advice or the Money Advice Service.