Q2: listing your health professionals
Check the questions on your form
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has started sending out a new version of the PIP claim form.
This means the advice on this page might not match the form you’ve been sent. You should answer the questions on the form you’ve got. It doesn’t matter which version of the form you use - it won’t affect your PIP application.
You can get help from an adviser if you need it.
You need to give the DWP details of any health professional you've seen about your condition.
- doctors, GPs, consultants and nurses
- counsellors, psychotherapists and occupational therapists
- people like care workers, support workers, social workers and physiotherapists
- their contact details - in case the DWP need to know more about your condition
- the date you last saw them
If you don’t know the exact date you last saw them it's ok to just give the year.
If a family member or friend cares for you, add their details at question 15.
If you’ve not seen a health professional in the last 3 months it’s a good idea to try and get an appointment with them.
This way you can tell them you're claiming PIP and explain the day-to-day difficulties you have so that they're up to date if the DWP contact them.