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PIP tips for family carers
PIP tips for family carers

PIP tips for family carers

As part of wider welfare reform, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is rolling out Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to different locations across the UK. It has become clear that the application process is taking longer than originally anticipated. The DWP now say the actual time to get a decision on a claim depends on individual circumstances; in many cases it can take up to 26 weeks.

Would you like to know more about Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

The FCSS runs FREE sessions on PIP for family carers who support a relative or friend with a learning disability who is aged 16 or over. 

The FCSS has created four PIP videos which give information about:

  • How people are assessed
  • Completing the forms
  • Going to a face to face assessment
  • Decisions and appeals

Click on the images below to take you to the video of your choice.

     1. How people are assessed
      Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

2. Completing the forms
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
3. Going to a face to face assessment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
4. Decisions and appeals
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

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