The wait is nearly over for ” How to Claim PIP “. I will be supplying my review group “very soon” with their copy of How to Claim Personal Independence Payment.
Once they’ve had the chance to read and comment on it, I will make any recommended changes then make it available for download here on PIP.
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Why Has The PIP eBook Taken so Long?
If you’ve been following PIP you’ll know I’m passionate about helping disabled people. Specifically I wanted to create a guide which gives them the best chance of qualifying for Personal Independence Payment, but it’s a lot easier said than done.
I’ve had 75% of the guide written for some time but the final 25% is taking much longer. I have asked numerous times on here and on social media sites for peoples experience’s of going through the PIP claiming process. Sadly not many people have come forward to share their stories, I find this quite strange so decided to do some digging, guess what I found out!
Personal Independence Payment Claims
Even though new claims in the pathfinder areas have been submitted since April 2013 not many have been processed. In fact there seems to be a delay in sending the “Tell us your story” forms out but there doesn’t seem to be an explanation of why its taking so long.
The people who’ve received their forms and completed them for whatever reason haven’t been invited for a medial assessment, I think I’ve figured this issue out and it’s because Atos have only recently announced where the assessment centres are? I’d have thought this would all be dealt with in the initial bids for the contracts?
Find your nearest assessment centre here
You might be surprised where they are, accessibility is clearly not a high priority. My view is ask for a home visit if your assessment centre is off the public transport route.
I’m often found hanging out on adviser forums and there seems to be a couple of theories as to why PIP is taking so long to filter through:
Too many people are qualifying on the form alone so every decision is being double checked
They’re waiting for the outcome of the mobility 20/50 metre challenge
To be honest I really don’t know if there’s any truth in these theories but clearly something isn’t working even though the whole point of introducing personal independence payment was to simplify the process.
So What Now?
I will carry on regardless and publish the PIP eBook in the next few months, the beauty of electronic books is that I can update it as new information emerges so it will never be out of date.
My free offer is now well over subscribed and I’m sorry if you missed it, that said the more people on the waiting list when it’s published the cheaper I can make it so do sign up to my newsletter to be the first to find out when it’s published.
One Last Shout Out!
If you’ve been through the PIP claiming process why not share your story with me, I will not publish any identifying information just your overall experience, PROMISE!