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PIP and DLA

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  1. Disability Rights UK has produced this guide to help you through the claiming process. The guide covers information on:
    The PIP rules The scoring system The activities and descriptors Filling out the claim form Keeping a diary The face to face consultation with a healthcare professional What to do if you are not happy with your decision Further help and information  
    The guide is in pdf and word format and is free to download.
  2. Lengthy Detailed Guides to filling in the DLA form. May be helpful with PIP too?
  3. Introduction to Personal Independence Payment from the DWP.
  4. A guide to help organisations and people in support roles explain Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to claimants.
  5. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:
    is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability  
  6. Basic information from the government on Personal Independence Payment.
  7. Personal Independence Payment assessment guide for assessment providers. Download as PDF.
  8. If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you didn't get the award that you think you were entitled to, you don't have to give up.

    This guide will help you decide if you should challenge the decision. It, and the accompanying tool, will help you ask the DWP to look at their decision again. This is called a 'mandatory reconsideration’. If they don’t change the decision straight away, this guide shows you how to appeal the decision and win. (You must ask for a reconsideration before you can appeal).

    This guide is for everybody who thinks the DWP made the wrong decision about their application for PIP.
  9. Written by a woman with MS, based on her experience of making and winning an appeal.

    In two parts:
    - Navigating the Process
    - Top 12 tips to read before appealing your PIP award (click the link at the bottom of the link to take you to Part 2)

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