personal independence payment

  • Mental health and benefits

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This popular course is jointly led by Paula John, a mental health officer and social worker with extensive experience in mental health, and Alison Gillies, welfare rights worker with CPAG in Scotland. It provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

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  • PIP and ‘social support’

    Issue 260 (October 2017)
    article

    Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw about personal independence payment (PIP) and ‘social support’ when engaging with other people.

  • PIP – an independent review

    Issue 258 (June 2017)
    article

    Ed Pybus considers a review of assessments and decision making in personal independence payment (PIP).

  • PIP – changing an ongoing award

    Issue 258 (June 2017)
    article

    When can the DWP change an ongoing award of personal independence payment (PIP), including where the award was made by a tribunal? Ed Pybus looks at the rules and some recent caselaw.

  • Personal independence payment: ‘as you were’

    Issue 257 (April 2017)
    article

    Ros White considers the provisions of recent regulations which reverse the effect of two Upper Tribunal decisions on the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment criteria.

  • PIP: aids, appliances and caselaw

    Issue 254 (October 2016)
    article

    Gwyneth King reviews some caselaw on the relevance of aids and appliances in the assessment for entitlement to personal independence payment (PIP).

  • PIP at the Upper Tribunal

    Issue 249 (Dec 2015)
    article

    Jon Shaw looks at some of the more important personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw from the Upper Tribunal.

  • PIP marches on

    Issue 248 (October 2015)
    article

    The DWP has announced the start of the next stage in the process of the transfer of current disability living allowance (DLA) claims to claims for personal independence allowance (PIP). Simon Osborne outlines the plans.

  • Putting PIP to the test

    Issue 244 (February 2015)
    article

    Paul Treloar reviews the first of the official independent reviews of personal independence payment (PIP).

  • PIP: process, problems and pragmatism

    Issue 240 (June 2014)
    article

    Jon Shaw takes a look at some of the issues with the rollout of personal independence payment (PIP).