Personal Independent Payments (PIP)

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 1 April 2014.

Do I qualify for PIP?

To qualify for PIP you must:

  • be between 16 and 64 years of age.
  • be able to satisfy the daily living/mobility tests for three months prior to claiming.
  • be likely to satisfy the daily living/mobility tests for at least nine months after claiming.

The payment you receive will be made up of a daily living element and a mobility element:

Daily living element

  • Standard rate - if you have a limited ability to carry out daily living activities.
  • Enhanced rate - if you have a severely limited ability to carry out daily living activities.

Mobility element

  • Standard rate - if you have a limited ability to carry out mobility activities.
  • Enhanced rate - if you have a severely limited ability to carry out mobility activities.

People who are terminally ill, and where life expectancy is less than six months, will not have to satisfy the period condition for the mobility element.

How is PIP assessed?

PIP is assessed on a points basis. For more information please visit www.dwp.gov.uk/pip

I still get Disability Living Allowance - why?

You should have received a letter form the Department of Work & Pensions last year (2015) that invited you to submit a claim for a personal independence payment in 2015. If you haven't received a letter, please contact www.dwp.gov.uk/pip


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