Personal Independence Payment, or PIP for short, can help with costs caused by long-term ill-health
or a disability if you’re aged 16-64.
Depending on how your condition affects you (rather than the condition itself), you could get
between £21.55 and £138.05 a week. It’s paid every 4 weeks, is tax free, and not dependent on you
being in work or not.
It is replacing the old Disability Living Allowance, and like that allowance, there are two main
|Daily Living Component||Weekly Rate|
|Mobility Component||Weekly Rate|
You’ll need an assessment to see if you’re eligible, although in the case of terminal illness, the
government says you’ll get the enhanced daily living component is you’re not expected to live more
than 6 months.
You must have a long-term health condition or disability and have difficulties with activities related
to ‘daily living’ and/or mobility.
You must have had these difficulties for 3 months and expect them to last for at least 9 months. If
you’re terminally ill (ie not expected to live more than 6 months), you don’t need to have had these
difficulties for 3 months.
You may get the daily living component of PIP if you need help with things like:
- preparing or eating food
- washing, bathing and using the toilet
- dressing and undressing
- reading and communicating
- managing your medicines or treatments
- making decisions about money
- engaging with other people
Mobility difficulties – You may get the mobility component of PIP if you need help with going out or
Click here for more information about how to claim.