Personal Independence Payment

upside-down attitudes to disability benefits

Benefits and Disability: Have we got this all wrong?

Today, I am troubled. I’m troubled by conversations I’ve had over the past year or two. They keep replaying in my head. They go something like this: “….so that’s why I am campaigning against the incredibly strict mobility criteria created for the Personal Independence Payment. If we are able to walk more than 20m, then we loose …

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Tip 1. Be Aware of your Coping Mechanisms

In this series of videos I will be covering all aspects of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), from general advice on how to approach the application form and assessment, to specific advice on tackling each question. For more detailed articles, you might also be interested in reading Your bite-size PIP application part 1: 7 tips to read before …

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Your Bite-size PIP Application Part 1: 7 Tips to read BEFORE starting

Why, Many Lemons, have you associated a post about benefits with this photograph of appetizing smoked-salmon-based morsels? Random?! Read on people, all will become clear… Applying for PIP is quite an involved process, with a 32 page application form – the ‘PIP2’ form – to fill out. You’ll also need to collate evidence that supports your …

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What to know for your PIP appeal

How to Appeal PIP: Gain Confidence With These 12 Invaluable Tips

  So continuing on from Part 1 of this mini-series, which covered how to navigate the PIP appeal process, here is Many Lemons’ Top 12 tips to read before embarking on the PIP appeal process (yeah, 12 not 10, I’m not conforming). Number 1: Bear in mind the deadlines of each phase: REQUEST A MANDATORY RECONSIDERATION:  the …

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background to the PIP appeal process

How to Appeal PIP: Navigating the Process

Click the play button to listen to me reading this blog post I’m embarking on a very loaded topic today…(drum role please….) we’re going to be tackling….Personal Independence Payment appeals! aaaaaggggghhhhhhhh!!! This blog definitely classes PIP and PIP Appeals as  Life Lemons, so let’s bounce them around, break them down and own their asses. For many of us the …

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