Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This information is designed specifically to help beneficiaries of the Trust with their PIP applications. Getting the application form right – i.e. providing enough good information about your condition, and them confirming that information at the assessment is absolutely essential to a successful application for PIP.

There is a wealth of good quality general information available about PIP, particularly the Disability Rights Guide to claiming PIP. The information contained in this PIP Pack however focuses on the experience of thalidomide affected people and their individual needs.

What is PIP

PIP stands for Personal Independence Payment and it is the name of the new benefit that has been introduced to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The PIP Process


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Details of the full process

Apply For PIP Before Retirement

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Why apply before retiring

Videos – Applying For PIP


Thalidomide Trust PIP Workshop Video

Watch Trust webinar on PIP


Additional Information

The Thalidomide Trust’s Guide To Claiming PIP

Thalidomide Trust Guide To Making A PIP Claim

Download Trust’s guide

The Thalidomide Trust’s Full PIP Pack

Download full PIP pack

Disability Rights PIP Information


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Visit Disability Rights

Citizens Advice PIP Information

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Visit Citizens Advice