The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a government welfare scheme that offers those who are suffering from long-term illness, disability or mental health conditions, additional financial support for everyday living costs and expenses.
Introduced to replace the Disability Living Allowance, it allows individuals to claim additional income, which isn’t affected by your work, savings or any other benefits claimed and is assessed on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.
How do I contact PIP customer service?
Understandably you may have questions relating to PIP, whether you’re eligible, how it affects your other benefits, how you go about claiming and switching from Disability Living Allowance to the new PIP Benefits scheme. In which case the easiest and quickest way to get those answers is to call them on the PIP Benefits contact number 0871 423 0168. It doesn’t matter if it’s you or a family member that are suffering from long-term illness, disability or mental health conditions, by calling the PIP Benefits phone number customer services 0871 423 0168, you can obtain all the information you need.
They have a team of advisors who are on hand to help make sure you’re getting the help and financial assistance you’re entitled to. To contact PIP Benefits customer service, call them now on the PIP Benefits customer services number 0871 423 0168.
The History of PIP Benefits (Personal Independence Payment)
The PIP Benefits welfare scheme was introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012, which has been designed to replace the previous Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefit. It is a non-means, non-contributory and tax-free benefit that isn’t affected by an individual’s ability to work. It can be claimed by those in work and out of work, as an addition to their earnings, not as a substitute.
The first introduction of PIP Benefits came into effect on 8th April 2013, as part of an initial pilot scheme that was introduced in selected areas of the north-west and north-east of England. The scheme was originally planned to be rolled out to the whole of Great Britain in October 2013, however this was delayed to ensure the process was as reliable and efficient as possible. This delay resulted in the introduction of PIP Benefits happening as a gradual process, rather than all in one go.
The concept behind PIP Benefits is to offer financial support for living costs that may be affected by an illness or disability. Unlike its predecessor the DLA, it requires claimants to undergo periodic assessments of their condition to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate PIP Benefit welfare according to whether their condition.
It came about to deal with the increasing demand on the welfare system to find a more cost effective and efficient system to cope with the rise in long-term illness, mental health conditions and disability and replaces DLA for those born after 8th April 1948.
PIP Benefits Today
With the PIP Benefits Welfare Scheme underway, millions of individuals aged 16-64 are finding the financial help and assistance they need by claiming additional PIP Benefits.
If you’d like to find out if you or a family member are eligible for PIP Benefits or how to switch from DLA to PIP Benefits, it’s simple, you can give them a call on the PIP Benefits contact number 0871 423 0168. This number will ensure you’re put through to a fully qualified customer service representative who can advise you on everything you need to know to ensure you’re getting the full entitlement you require.