Changes to PIP - what we know so far.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a mental or physical health condition to help with the extra cost of living because of ill health or disability. In January 2018 the government announced huge changes to who recieves these benfits and how they are assessed. While the scope of these changes is still unclear, the links below offer a round up of what we know so far. We will be adding to this page as we know more in the coming weeks.
What are Personal Independence Payments?
What is PIP? Our Mental Health and Money advice service has all you need to know about these benefits. (Published 08/12/2017)
What's going on with Personal Independence Payments?
We've seen some potentially huge changes to who receives Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in the last few days. If you're not sure what PIP is or you're confused about what this new direction from the Government means for you then have a look at our PIP FAQs here (Published 24/1/2018)
Its broken her report.
Read our report about the impact that PIP assessments are having on people with mental illness and the reccomendations we have made to reform the system. (Published 08/12/2017)
Personal Independece Payment Factsheet.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability benefit. You can get PIP if you need help with the extra cost of living because of ill health or disability. This factsheet explains what PIP is and how you can apply. Click here to download the factsheet. (Last updated 07/2017)
What's next for Employment Support Allowence (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments?
A new report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee has highlighted a range of problems with the current assessment system and highlights an overwhelming need for change. Read the response from our Campaigns and Policy team. (Published 15/02/2018)