Category: DLA and PIP

Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independent Payment are disability benefits in the United Kingdom. DLA is slowly being replaced by PIP. This category is created to talk about the benefits and the issues with PIP

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Bearing up: PIP Tribunal, Preparation and Results

Yesterday morning, I had my Personal Independent Payment or PIP Tribunal. PIP is a UK disability benefit. So today, I “Beared Up” (Phrase stolen from one of my lecturers as they heard about my tribunal). Ready to fight the injustice of PIP. I put on my armour, not […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Preparation – 5 Tips you need

So, lately I have spoken a lot about the disability benefit, Personal Independence Plan (PIP) and it was suggested by my dad that I write a post on what the assessor is looking for. So if you have recently got a letter asking you to attend a PIP […]

Applying for PIP Our Experience Part 1 | Reblog

Today, I was going to post an update on my Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) along with my decision to apply to the PIP tribunal. I have written it all ou. I explain that I have only been awarded 8 points in Daily Living after the MR appeal. After reading […]

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Bearing Disability: P.I.P — A Step Back & Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the P.I.P process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Assessment —An Interrogation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for my PIP assessment (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I have Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that does NOT change but the symptoms […]

Mobility Component – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the mobility component is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They […]

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