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Help filling in your PIP claim form

This advice applies to England

Use our Personal Independence Payment (PIP) guidance to help you fill in your PIP claim form. There is advice for each question, including: 

  • what the questions mean 
  • what to write about in your answers 
  • examples of answers people might give
  • help explaining how your illness or disability affects you 

PIP is based on how your condition affects you. It's not based on your particular illness or disability, or your medication.

It’s very important to think about each question. Our help pages will help you to decide if you need to answer each question.

Help with question 1: listing your health professionals

Help with question 2: listing your condition, medication and treatments

Help with question 3: preparing and cooking food

Help with question 4: eating and drinking

Help with question 5: managing treatments

Help with question 6: washing and bathing

Help with question 7: managing toilet needs

Help with question 8: dressing and undressing

Help with question 9: communicating

Help with question 10: reading

Help with question 11: mixing with other people

Help with question 12: making decisions about money

Help with question 13: going out

Help with question 14: moving around

Help with question 15: additional information

It's ok to write your extra information on a separate sheet - use our template [RTF 0.78 kb]

Always attach this sheet to your claim form and include your name, National Insurance number and the question number.

It’s a good idea to keep a copy of your completed form [PDF 78 kb]. You can take it with you to your assessment and use it to make sure that you don’t forget anything you want to mention.

Getting free help from a support agency 

If you’re having problems and need help filling in the form, you can contact your local Citizens Advice in England and Wales or in Scotland. They can help you fill in the form and give you advice on:

  • what the questions mean and what they're asking for

  • what sort of things you can say on the form and what you can leave out

  • what to do if you find it difficult to fill in the form because of your disability or health condition

You can also get help from your local disability or mental health support agency. Find:

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