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How do I claim PIP?

Claiming PIP can be complicated so you might want to ask your parents, or someone else who knows you well, to help.
It’s also a good idea to get advice from these places before your fill in the form or go to an assessment:

There are three stages to claiming PIP:

  1. PIP 1 form

    You need to tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that you want to apply for PIP and provide some basic information to make sure you’re eligible. This information is collected on a form called PIP1 which is usually filled in over the phone when you call to start your PIP claim. You can also ask (see below) for a paper version of the PIP1 form and fill it in yourself if you can’t or don’t want to use the phone or textphone.

  2. PIP 2 form

    The DWP will then send you a form by post to find out more about how your disability affects you. This is called a PIP2 form how your disability affects you

  3. Assessment

    After the DWP receive your form they’ll decide if there’s enough information to make a decision. To help them decide if you can get PIP they’ll often ask to see you so they can find out more about how you’re affected.

Stage 1

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales

Contact the Department for Work and Pensions – PIP Claims

In your letter or email you should say that you need the DWP to send you a PIP1 form because you can’t use the phone because you’re deaf. You’ll also need to give your contact details and national insurance number.

If you live in Northern Ireland:

Contact the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Centre

  • Write to: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Centre, Castle Court, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1HR.

In your letter you should say that you need the DWP to send you a PIP1 form because you can’t use the phone because you’re deaf. You’ll also need to give your contact details and national insurance number.

Important: If you claim over the phone, textphone, NGT or video relay your claim starts from the date you contact the DWP.
If you claim on a paper form, your claim won’t start until the form is received by the DWP which could mean you lose money because your claim will start later.

Find out more

Check out this DWP video in BSL

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National Deaf Children's Society

Registered Charity: England and Wales (1016532) and Scotland (SC040779)

Helpline: 0808 800 8880

youngmember@ndcs.org.uk

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