There are many reasons people have for needing a direct PIP contact number. Everyone’s circumstances are unique, therefore their cause for calling a direct PIP contact number is individual too. Whatever your reason for needing to speak to a member of the PIP team, one call to the PIP contact number will connect you directly.
What is PIP (Personal Independence Payment)?
Basically, PIP otherwise known as Personal Independence Payment, was introduced under the UK’s welfare benefit scheme. PIP was began in 2013 to replace the existing ‘Disability Living Allowance’ (DLA). Designed to assist with the cost of disability and certain health conditions, PIP is based upon the how specific conditions effect the day-to-day living and mobility of individuals. PIP is not a contributions-based benefit, what is more claimants can be awarded PIP whether employed or not.
Eligibility for PIP (Personal Independence Allowance)
Qualifying for PIP is dependent upon specific criteria which includes:
- Age – claimants must be aged between 16 and 64 yrs
- Applicants must have a certain disability or long-term health condition
- Applicants need to have been resident in Britain for at least 2 out of the last 3 years
- You must be in the UK when making your claim, however there are exceptions, for instance if you are a member or family member of the armed forces
- If you are under ‘immigration control’ you are not usually eligible for PIP unless you are a sponsored immigrant
- PIP is awarded to successful claimants whether they are unemployed or employed
Ascertaining the amount you may be eligible for rests upon an assessment procedure – to find out more simply call the PIP contact number. Alternatively, why not visit www.gov.uk/pip/what-youll-get?
Exceptions to the rule:
Please note that there are sometimes exceptions to certain rules of you are living in or you come from either Switzerland or other EEA country.
Although there is a wealth of ‘eligibility’ information online at www.gov.uk/pip/eligibility there are times when it is preferable to discuss personal circumstances one-to-one. If you would like to speak to a dedicated PIP adviser please call the PIP contact number xxxxxxxxxx.
PIP Payments & Amounts
The amount of PIP successful claimants receive depends on an individual’s unique circumstances, however typical payments range from £21.55 to £138.05 per week.
Payments are typically made directly into a claimant’s bank, building society or post office account.
Transferring from DLA to PIP
Even those in receipt of a lifetime DLA (Disability Living Allowance) award will in general be transferred to PIP at some point.
To ascertain if and when you will be effected visit www.gov.uk/pip-checker, alternatively you can make any general enquiries via the PIP contact number.
How to claim PIP through the Personal Independence Payment contact number
Applying for PIP requires you to call the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which can be done by dialling the PIP contact number
PIP claim lines are available from 8am until 6pm on a Monday to Friday. It is advisable to have the following information handy before calling:
- National Insurance Number
- Date of birth & contact details
- GP’s or health worker’s name & contact details
- Bank or building society details
- Details of time spend abroad, in a care home or hospital
Contacting the PIP department by post
Please send written correspondence regarding new PIP applications to:
Personal Independence Payment New Claims
Post Handling Site B