PIP - Personal Independence Payment (London)

Thursday, 12 December '19   9:45am - 4:15pm
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

Aims
This course, run in partnership with Disability Rights UK, focuses on the disability assessment and claims process in PIP. It enables participants to identify potential entitlement and support claimants through effective form-filling and the medical assessment.

Objectives
By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the eligibility conditions for PIP;
  • Know how Disability Living Allowance claimants are affected by PIP;
  • Have studied and feel confident with the disability criteria;
  • Understand the assessment process;
  • Be able to confidently complete the PIP2 assessment form;
  • Help people prepare for a medical assessment;
  • Be able to initiate appeals and give basic advice on the appeals process;
  • Have an awareness of how PIP affects other benefits;
  • Know how to get support after the course.

Methods of delivery
This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.

Intended audience
This course is for staff working with working age people who are affected by a health condition or a disability. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful.

Course Programme

9.45
Registration

10.00
Introductions

Overview of PIP
The timetable for change
Basic eligibility conditions

11.15
Break

11.30
The assessment criteria: Activities, descriptors and points
When do the descriptors apply?
In practice
• Good/bad days and fluctuating conditions
• Completing activities “reliably”
Aids and appliances

12.45
Lunch break

1.30
The claims and assessment process
Completing the form effectively
The medical assessment

2.45
Break

3.00
Claims, payments, delays
Challenging decisions
The effect of PIP awards on other benefits

4.15
Review and close

Terms
Booking confirms agreement of our Terms (see below for link to document). Any questions, please contact ali@benefitstraining.co.uk

Tickets

Cost
Standard booking rate (£150 + VAT)
Voluntary organisations with fewer than 5 paid staff in total should contact us for a discount code before booking.
£150.00 + VAT
Location

Resource for London
356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

Nearest tubes: Holloway Road / Arsenal (Piccadilly Line)

Nearest trains: Finsbury Park / Upper Holloway / Drayton Park