For additional information, here's the answers to other questions that we have been asked about PIP.
What is PIP?
A PIP is an allowance that you can claim for if you feel that you are finding it difficult to deal with every day tasks. For further advice on whether you should apply, please speak with our Health and Wellbeing team or get in touch using the contact form below.
Do I need to apply for PIP?
If you are already receiving Disability Living Allowance, (DLA), you will be sent an invitation letter to apply for the PIP.
If you are not receiving DLA, but are finding it difficult to manage on a daily basis with daily tasks, such as dressing, washing, cooking, shopping, etc, then you may want to consider apply for PIP. For further advice, please speak to the Health and Wellbeing team or get in touch using the contact form below.
What happens to my Motability Vehicle if I am unsuccessful with PIP?
• Since April 2017, Motability has been offering an enhanced transitional support package for Scheme customers moving from DLA to PIP.
• If you joined the Scheme before 2013 and return the car within eight weeks*, £2,000 will be available. Alternatively, you can choose to keep the vehicle for 26 weeks*, however in this case you will receive a reduced payment of £500.
• If you joined the Scheme during 2013 and return the car within eight weeks* a transitional support payment of £1,000 will be available. Alternatively, you can choose to keep the vehicle for 26 weeks* and receive a reduced payment of £250.
• If you joined the Scheme anytime from 1st January 2014, unfortunately you are not eligible for the Transition Support Payment as more information on PIP was available after this time. A standard £250 Return to Dealer payment will be available if the vehicle is returned within eight weeks*.
*All dates relate to the period starting from the day of the last DLA allowance payment.
Who else can help?
Other useful websites for clear information about benefits is available from:
How do I get in touch with the Trust?
Help is available from the Health and Wellbeing team and our knowledgeable volunteers.
Fill out the form below to get in touch or call the office on 01480 474074