ABOUT:

Learn the fundamentals of PIP – from claiming, to getting a decision, to staying on PIP once it's awarded.

This module provides a comprehensive overview of PIP. You'll learn who can get PIP, so you can decide for yourself how much you're entitled to. You'll also learn how to deal with problems and changes once you get PIP, and what to do if your award is due to end.

THIS MODULE WILL HELP YOU:

  • Understand the rules about who can get PIP, so you can decide for yourself how much you're entitled to

  • Start a claim, understand how you are assessed, and how a decision is made

  • Understand why your award lasts for the time it does, what to do if your circumstances change, and what happens if your award is due to end

  • Know what happens to your PIP award if you are away from home, such as in hospital or abroad

MEMBERS' DISCOUNTS:

Benefits and Work members get unlimited access to our benefits guides, and 20% off our modules and bundles.

Visit the Benefits and Work website to find out more.

MODULE OUTLINE:

Our online modules are split into parts, and track your progress, so you can pause and resume your learning at times that suit you.
  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • Welcome!

    • Learning outcomes

    • True or False?

  • 2

    PART 1: WHO CAN CLAIM?

    • PIP in context

    • Who is entitled?

    • The disability test

    • What is a physical or mental condition?

    • The disability activities

    • Example: Preparing Food

    • Passing the test

    • Quiz

  • 3

    PART 2: HOW TO CLAIM

    • Overview

    • Step 1: The PIP1 form

    • Step 2: The PIP2 form

    • Step 3: The assessment

    • Step 4: The decision

    • Tips from Benefits and Work

    • Quiz

  • 4

    PART 3: BEING ON PIP

    • How long does PIP last?

    • Staying on PIP

    • Changes to your condition

    • State Pension Age

    • Pauses in PIP: Hospital, care homes, and prison

    • Quiz

  • 5

    PART 4: PIP AND OTHER BENEFITS

    • The benefits of PIP

  • 6

    PART 5: SPECIAL RULES

    • Who can claim under the ‘special rules’?

    • What are the ‘special rules’?

  • 7

    PART 6: SUMMARY AND RESOURCES

    • Summary

    • Further resources

    • Glossary

WHAT OUR LEARNERS SAY:

5 star rating

A Great Introduction

Catriona Duffus

This course has given me insight into PIP, where i knew nothing before, i would strongly recommend

This course has given me insight into PIP, where i knew nothing before, i would strongly recommend

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Intro to PIP

Jayne Sloan

a very informative slide show and test to check you understand the relevant points.

a very informative slide show and test to check you understand the relevant points.

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5 star rating

Very Informative

Carrie Hughes

I have a good understanding of PIP as I have been supporting clients to understand their awards and claims for many years... This overview refreshed my know...

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I have a good understanding of PIP as I have been supporting clients to understand their awards and claims for many years... This overview refreshed my knowledge of PIP and the process of claiming it.

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