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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

From 8 April 2013 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability. Most people getting DLA won’t be affected by PIP until 2015 or later.

PIP helps with some of the extra costs caused by ill health or a disability. What you’ll get is not based on your condition but on how your condition affects you.

You may need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your needs will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

Help with PIP

Use the PIP checker to find out:

  • If and when PIP affects your DLA
  • When you can claim PIP

What you’ll get

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is paid every 4 weeks. It’s tax-free and can be paid if you’re in or out of work.

It is made up of 2 components (parts). Whether you get 1 or both of these depends on how your condition affects you.

Daily living component

Daily living component

Weekly rate

Standard

£54.45 (equal in value to middle rate of DLA Care Component)

Enhanced

£81.30 (equal in value to highest rate of DLA Care Component)

Mobility component

Mobility component

Weekly rate

Standard

£21.55 (equal in value to lower rate of DLA mobility component)

Enhanced

£56.75 (equal in value to higher rate of DLA mobility component)

Terminal illness

If you’re not expected to live more than 6 months, you’ll get the enhanced daily living component. The rate of mobility component depends on your needs.