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An applicant may be asked to attend an assessment with a health professional to find out how their condition affects them.

This may involve being asked to do simple movements to establish how a person manages to carry out some activities.

A person can challenge the decision about their PIP claim through a process called mandatory reconsideration.

PIP is being replaced in Scotland by Adult Disability Payment. The new devolved benefit is gradually being rolled out in different parts of the country.