This post probably does not apply to anyone on here (and hopefully it will not offend anyone) but chatting with friends some of them have the wrong idea about what PIP is for, you don’t just get it because you are in pain. PIP is a benefit that helps with the extra costs of a long-term health condition or disability for people aged 16 and over. I am 61 and live alone (apart from my cat) so don’t have anyone to help me. For example I cannot peel or cut up vegs and meat so PIP helps cover the extra cost of ready meals; I use it to pay for my home help; aids around the house that OTs will not cover like Monkey bars over the bed, an electrically adjustable bed; deep tissue massage; chiropodist to cut my toe nails; supermarket home deliveries as I cannot go shopping; delivery costs from on-line shopping; wheelchair accessible taxis; mobile hairdresser; additional heating costs; decorating and so forth. When applying you need paperwork to prove the need, so letters from GPs, Consultants, OTs etc; and on the last occasion I even included photographs of the aids I have around the house.