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Health & Fitness DWP warning: PIP claimants suffering major delays to their benefit payments

19:50  25 march  2022
19:50  25 march  2022 Source:   express.co.uk

‘Angry and tired!': Outrage as Briton loses £94 a month following PIP reassessment

  ‘Angry and tired!': Outrage as Briton loses £94 a month following PIP reassessment CLAIMANTS of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are sharing how "angry and tired" they are following the reassessment process from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).According to disability equality organisation Scope, more than 12,000 disabled people are successfully overturning incorrect PIP decisions each month.

These payments are a lifeline to Britons with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Despite the fact that millions of people depend on PIP, new claimants are waiting up to five-and-a-half months for their money from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

UK residents who are living with a health condition or disability that affects their ability to work are waiting for months for financial help from the DWP.

The latest data shows that on average anyone who makes a new claim for PIP has to wait 22 weeks before they receive their first payment.

PIP works out between £23.70 and £152.15 each week and can be a lifeline to Britons who are struggling to make ends meet.

PIP payment rates, how to claim and the list of conditions that qualify

  PIP payment rates, how to claim and the list of conditions that qualify There are around 19 conditions that could qualify you for hundreds of pounds every monthBut many do not claim the payments or fail to check if they're entitled to it as they believe they aren't eligible. Some are unaware of which conditions qualify for the payment and others are confused about how to apply.

The process takes a long time because applicants often have to undergo a health assessment while their application is reviewed.

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PIP claimants are facing huge delays to payments © Getty PIP claimants are facing huge delays to payments

Meanwhile, thousands of people are estimated to be missing out on PIP which can be claimed if someone is working and has savings.

Because of the delays Britons should apply straight away if they have difficulty carrying out everyday tasks.

They may have difficulty preparing or eating food, dressing and undressing or washing.

The highest PIP amount is paid to people who have difficulty moving around - either inside or outside - their home.

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What conditions are eligible for PIP?

  • Skin disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Haematological disease
  • Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diseases of the immune system
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Genitourinary disease
  • Endocrine disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Visual disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Multi-system and extremes of age
  • Hearing disorders.
What is Carer's Allowance? © Express What is Carer's Allowance?

Initially, PIP claimants need to fill and send off the How Your Disability Affects You evidence form to the DWP.

They will then be assessed by an independent healthcare professional.

People can ask Scope or Age UK for help filling out the forms.

More information on the criteria and how to apply can be found on Gov.uk.

How much is PIP?

Daily living - standard rate £60.00

Daily living - enhanced rate £89.60

Mobility - standard rate £23.70

Mobility - enhanced rate £62.55

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