PIP Claims - how?


 
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT
PIP (Personal Independence Payment) Claims



 More D/deaf people have PIP letter now changing from DLA.

Please follow this steps when you receive the first letter:

1. The first letter asked you to ring DWP - you can email DWP with this email address:
 
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In email you say:
Say name, address, age and National Insurance Number of person claiming.
And Ask for form for PIP new claim
Keep check for their reply before the deadline date - ask again if no reply.


2. When you receive the small form, you need to make an appointment:

If you live in
Newcastle, email Newcastle Welfare Rights: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 0191 277 2622 or phone 0191 277 2633 (Use 18001 prefix if use NGT or Text Relay)
Click here for Electronic Referral Sheet to fill in to send to Newcastle Welfare Rights

If you live in
North Tyneside, email CAB This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or advice line 0344 245 1288 (Use 18001 prefix if use NGT or Text Relay)

Remember you need to tell them you to book your preferred qualified BSL interpreter!

3. When you receive another letter which is 4-pages with assessment appointment date and time -
they don't book a BSL interpreter! 
Quickly go to the 'Translation' part on the last page of the letter and either ask someone to phone the number to book a preferred qualified BSL interpreter which mean will change your assessment date appointment to a new later date or you carry on going to the appointment date and time - but show them you don't understand without BSL interpreter! 

Remember you need to tell them you to book your preferred qualified BSL interpreter!

More information in this process to help you understand what you need to do - Click here
 
Want to know more information about PIP? Click here by Action on Hearing Loss



 

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk


Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council


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