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Health & Fitness: DWP warning: PIP claimants suffering major delays to their benefit payments

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  DWP: PIP medical conditions that entitle you to up to £600 a month There are 20 conditions that could make you eligible for payments2.8 million people with 20 medical conditions claimed support through Personal Independence Payments (PIP) with a third entitled to the biggest amount available.

These payments are a lifeline to Britons with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Despite the fact that millions of people depend on PIP, new claimants are waiting up to five-and-a-half months for their money from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

UK residents who are living with a health condition or disability that affects their ability to work are waiting for months for financial help from the DWP.

The latest data shows that on average anyone who makes a new claim for PIP has to wait 22 weeks before they receive their first payment.

PIP works out between £23.70 and £152.15 each week and can be a lifeline to Britons who are struggling to make ends meet.

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The process takes a long time because applicants often have to undergo a health assessment while their application is reviewed.

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PIP claimants are facing huge delays to payments © Getty PIP claimants are facing huge delays to payments

Meanwhile, thousands of people are estimated to be missing out on PIP which can be claimed if someone is working and has savings.

Because of the delays Britons should apply straight away if they have difficulty carrying out everyday tasks.

They may have difficulty preparing or eating food, dressing and undressing or washing.

The highest PIP amount is paid to people who have difficulty moving around - either inside or outside - their home.


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What conditions are eligible for PIP?

  • Skin disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Haematological disease
  • Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diseases of the immune system
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Genitourinary disease
  • Endocrine disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Visual disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Multi-system and extremes of age
  • Hearing disorders.
What is Carer's Allowance? © Express What is Carer's Allowance?

Initially, PIP claimants need to fill and send off the How Your Disability Affects You evidence form to the DWP.

They will then be assessed by an independent healthcare professional.

People can ask Scope or Age UK for help filling out the forms.

More information on the criteria and how to apply can be found on

How much is PIP?

Daily living - standard rate £60.00

Daily living - enhanced rate £89.60

Mobility - standard rate £23.70

Mobility - enhanced rate £62.55

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PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS can potentially provide disabled Britons with over £8,000, but for some the daunting assessment is enough to deter them.If a person can't make their appointment or has already missed it, they are directed to contact the assessment provider straight away.

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