Personal Independence Payment Supporting Statements

Understanding Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Assessment for Professionals

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To be able to support clients with claiming for PIP, attending face to face interviews and appealing the outcome.

• To explore how PIP is assessed
• To be able to best prepare evidence to support a claim
• To understand and support a citizen with the PIP face to face assessment
• To examine how the assessor recommends an award
• To be able to effectively appeal a decision

PIP Supporting StatementsThis course is for professionals and managers who are supporting PIP claims for citizens.

• PIP structure
• PIP terminology
• Reviewing what evidence is assessed by the assessor
• How to complete an effective claim form
• Sample PIP reports
• Face to face interview with an assessor- what happens
• What to look for in an appeal
• Understanding the 2-stage appeal process
• DWP appeal- sage 1
• Tribunal appeal- stage 2
• Sample appeal letter
• How to challenge assessments
• Understanding the PIP weighting
• Care and mobility components
• STAR rating- what are they
• Citizens experience- what they say
• Course assessment

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals and covers a range of interactive learning approaches and techniques, designed to enable staff to support PIP claimants, under the wellbeing principle of the Care Act 2014. It focuses on explaining the assessment process, how to complete a claim form, attending face-to-face interviews and be able to advice on effective appeals.

The course is mapped to HCPC and Social Work England requirements. The course is specifically designed for managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs who may be required to compile supporting statements and assist clients. The course is mapped to Social work England and Royal college of Occupational Therapy standards and covers AMPH requirements.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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