What Personal Independence Payment (PIP) means for the health sector

PIP guidance and communication resources for people working in the health sector.


What PIP means for the health sector

Quick guide to PIP for health professionals


This guidance is tailored for people working in the health sector. It explains the impact PIP will have on their role working with people with a health condition or disability, including what they need to do to help support a PIP claim.

The sample editorial content contains information for health professions to use in their own communications when talking about PIP. This could be with:

  • clients who may be eligible for PIP
  • colleagues within their own organisation
  • other external health organisations

The PIP toolkit gives more information about PIP for support organisations and claimant advisers.

Published 3 September 2013
Last updated 6 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the documents to reflect the change to the eligible age range for PIP.
  2. References to 'Atos' changed to 'Independent Assessment Services'.
  3. Updated the English version of the 'What Personal Independence Payment means for the health sector' guide with information about the British Sign Language (BSL) Video Relay Service trial - new guide is version 2.3, dated May 2016.
  4. Updated guidance on how PIP claimants are affected if they are admitted to hospital or move into a care home.
  5. Amended information about when PIP will replace DLA and when DLA recipients will be invited to claim PIP.
  6. First published.