Help filling in your claim form
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.
It's ok to write your extra information on a separate sheet - use our template [ 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 [ 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. 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:
You can find more information about PIP on the government website at www.nidirect.gov.uk