Check how to fill in your claim form
When you apply for PIP, you’ll need to fill in a form called ‘How your disability affects you’. You can use our guidance to help you. There is advice for each question, including:
- what the questions mean
- what to write about in your answers
- examples of answers people might give
- help explaining how your illness or disability affects you
PIP is based on how your condition affects you. It's not based on your particular illness or disability, or your medication.
It’s very important to think about each question. Our help pages will help you to decide if you need to answer each question.
If you run out of space on the form
It's okay to write your extra information on a separate sheet - use our template [ 0.78 kb].
Always attach this sheet to your claim form and include your name, National Insurance number and the question number.
If you need more help with the form
If you’re having problems with the form, your local Citizens Advice might be able to help you or find somewhere that can - get help from an adviser.
You might also be able to get help from a local disability or mental health support agency. You can: