personal independence payment introduction

An Introduction to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 

Wednesday 17 April at 4pm

An introductory workshop for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) wanting to know more about this welfare benefit for people with a disability or long-term condition.


  • Does your MS impact on your ability to do day-to-day tasks or to move around?
  • Are you considering making a claim for PIP?
  • Would you like to know more and whether you could be eligible to apply?
  • Would you like to be more informed about the PIP system and the language used by the DWP?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a welfare benefit that can give extra money and support if you are living with a condition that impacts on your daily living or mobility. PIP is a non means tested benefit that was introduced almost ten years ago to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claimants aged 16-64.

Disability benefits can be essential sources of extra income for eligible people with MS, whether in paid work or no longer in employment. Claiming PIP can also make you eligible for extra help such as council tax reductions, vehicle tax discount and potentially other welfare benefit top ups.

This information session will be delivered by the MS-UK helpline team and will give an overview of this benefit. The session will cover:

  • What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
    PIP eligibility
    The PIP assessment
    Obtaining evidence for your PIP claim
    Important things to know before completing the form
    How to apply
    What to do if you don’t agree with the DWP’s decision

We will unfortunately not be able to help with individual benefit issues or answer detailed individual queries in this brief session, these however can be addressed in our benefits surgery taking place next week. You can also contact the helpline team who are available to help on an individual basis outside of the session.

You can contact the helpline on 0800 7830518 or send us an email on

Please visit our website to find more information about PIP including the assessment and how to claim.

How to book

To join this session, please login or register in our Portal area. The session is free to join if you have a monthly or year subscription. You do not need a subscription to join, as you can register and provide a donation for the class. The suggested amount for the class is £5. If you unable to make a donation, please contact us to see how you can access the online classes (

A recording will be made available after the class and can be viewed if you have purchased a ticket either before or after the class has taken place.

If you would like to know more or you are having trouble registering, please contact us at

Joining the class

If you have purchased a ticket to join the class live, a blue button saying ‘Join class’ will appear at the bottom of the page 15 minutes before the class is due to start.

Viewing the recording

Shortly after the class has finished, the recording will be made available and a blue button will be visible at the bottom of the screen for everyone who purchases a ticket either in advance of the live class are after it has been held.

If you would like to know more or you are having trouble registering, please contact us at