Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This course examines the structure of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the assessment process. It enables participants to identify potential entitlement and make the most effective applications. Being run in partnership with The Benefits Training Company the course includes access to 12 months ongoing advice and support from The Benefits Training Co, via phone and email.

If you would like this training delivered to a group of 5 or more staff at your premises please enquire below or phone Carmen on 0344 515 1155. Please note this option does not include the 12 months advice offer. We can tailor the course content to meet the specific needs of the group.
This course is being run in partnership with The Benefits Training Company. It includes access to 12 months ongoing advice and support from The Benefits Training Co. via phone and email.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, you will:

  • Understand who is affected by PIP and when
  • Understand the eligibility conditions for PIP
  • Have studied and feel confident with the assessment criteria
  • Know how Disability Living Allowance claimants are affected by PIP
  • Be able to advise on the assessment process from beginning to end
  • Be able to confidently complete the assessment form
  • Be able to make effective claims and tackle delays in the assessment process
  • Be able to initiate an appeal
  • Have an awareness of how PIP affects other benefits.
  • Suitable for

    Anyone working with working age adults who have a physical, mental, learning or sensory disability or health problem.

    Meet the trainer

    David Stickland

    David has been a Shelter trainer since 2003. He has extensive experience as a Citizens Advice and local authority benefits caseworker.

    David now combines training with working in frontline advice. He is the lead trainer at The Benefits Training Co. and works as an adviser on a busy telephone advice service in London. He runs a large number of Shelter's Housing Benefit and Welfare Benefits courses.

    Before becoming a benefits adviser, David worked abroad as an English language teacher where he developed an interactive training style that is engaging, informative and enjoyable.

CPD hours 5