PIP – Personal Independence Payment

Although we share a similar name PIP-UK and PIP Personal Independence Payments, are two totally different entities and are in no way related. PIP Personal Independence Payments is a benefit paid by the UK government.

PIP-UK has heard from a young mum who has Poland Syndrome and suffered problems with her arm and chest causing her a lot of pain and discomfort for many years.

Six months ago she applied for the PIP Personal Independence Payment and was unsuccessful. This month she attended an appeal meeting to review this decision and was delighted to learn that the previous decision was overturned and she is eligible and will now receive PIP payments.

Persistence pays!
If you have applied for and been turned down its worth appealing. If you think you are eligible then you should apply and don’t be put off by the initial decision that you receive. As with the young mum above if you don’t succeed at first don’t give up, follow the appeals process.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.

You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week.

The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.

You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your rate will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

This link will tell you all you need to know about PIP, if you are eligible, how to apply etc.


We would love to hear from you and your own experience of applying for PIP. If we can share our experiences we can help others. Please let us know by email or in our comments section if you have anything you could share with others.