Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment – sometimes referred to as PIP – is a non-means-tested, non-taxable benefit for people who need help with daily living or getting around.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claims of people aged 16-64.

For existing DLA claimants, PIP will be gradually phased in. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to people informing them that their DLA will end and inviting applications for PIP.

Who is eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

To be eligible for PIP you must:

  • Be aged 16-64
  • Be working or not working
  • Have a long-term health condition or disability and need help with daily living or getting around

You’ll be assessed by an independent healthcare professional to help the DWP work out how much help you need.

Our dedicated team are on hand to answer any questions you may have, simply call us on 01305443115.

The two parts of PIP

There are two parts to PIP – a daily living part and a mobility part – which can be paid at different levels according to the living help or mobility need.

Daily living difficulties

You may get the daily living component of PIP if you need help more than half the time 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 going out or moving around.

How to claim PIP

To claim PIP, call the DWP on 0800 917 2222. Someone else can call on your behalf, but you’ll need to be with them when they call.

Our dedicated team are on hand to answer any questions you may have, simply call us on 01305443115.