What is PIP?
About Capita PIP
We carry out Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) across the Midlands and Wales, and on behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC) in Northern Ireland.
PIP is a benefit for people with long-term health conditions or disabilities. PIP is there to help people cover any additional costs of living with a health condition or impairment when they’re trying to lead full, active and independent lives.
How does it work?
It’s a non means-tested benefit. Instead, claimants are assessed by qualified healthcare professionals – our Disability Assessors – who are trained in carrying out PIP assessments and are approved by the DWP or DFC. They’ll speak to claimants about life with their condition and gather all the information needed for the DWP or DFC to reach a decision on the level of payment a person needs to lead an independent life.
Claimants can be awarded a weekly payment which is made up of two parts.
- The daily living component contributes to the extra costs disabled people face in their day-to-day lives (non-mobility related).
- The mobility component contributes to the extra costs disabled people face with mobility in their day-to-day lives.