Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
It’s important to note that not all individuals with a bleeding disorder are eligible for PIP support. To demonstrate your eligibility, you must provide evidence of how your bleeding disorder impacts your daily life and any additional care needs you may have. Providing a clear picture of your situation can increase your chances of receiving the support you need.
The purpose of PIP is to provide financial assistance to disabled individuals to cover any additional expenses and support them in leading fulfilling, active, and self-sufficient lives.
PIP is available to all without any means testing and you won’t be taxed on the benefits you receive. Your eligibility for PIP does not depend on the amount of National Insurance contributions you have made. Whether unemployed, working part-time, or working full-time, you may qualify for PIP.
To apply for PIP, you usually need to have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years and be living in one of these countries when you apply. You might still be able to get PIP if you’re a refugee or have humanitarian protection status.
We have two factsheets available for people applying or being reassessed for PIP.
Speak to your haemophilia centre nursing team if you need more help filling in the form. You can also ask them to check your form before you send it off. It’s a good idea to keep a copy of your completed form. 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.
More information can be found here:
Citizens Advice can also give you help understanding PIP.