What is part two of the PIP claim form and how do I complete it?

Given the restriction measures currently in place due to coronavirus, some rules around claiming and assessments for benefits have been changed or relaxed in the short term. Please check our Coronavirus (Covid-19): Welfare and benefits section to ensure you are getting the most up to date information or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999, from 8am to 8pm weekdays or 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

When you make your initial claim for PIP over the phone the DWP or DfC (NI) will generate a claim form, called a PIP2, and send it to you by post along with an information booklet and a freepost envelope in which to return the completed claim form. However you can now choose to have the PIP2 form, along with guidance notes, sent to you electronically. You then complete the PIP2 PDF and upload the completed version, along with any supporting evidence you wish to submit.

The PIP2 form includes a barcode (to uniquely identify your form) and some parts of it will already be completed for you such as your name, address and date of birth. You must normally return the form within 4 weeks, although if it’s return is delayed you can request a 2 week extension.

The PIP2 claim form looks at different day-to-day activities, with some "tick-box" questions and spaces for you to explain your need for help with each activity.

If you require assistance with completing the PIP2 there are various organisations that may be able to assist.

For example the DWP may be able to offer a referral to their home visiting service. This service is offered to vulnerable people that cannot get assistance elsewhere to claim. You should call the relevant DWP benefit team to ask if you can be referred.

Further information on completing the form can be found on RNIB's PIP web pages.

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