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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA). There will be no new claims for DLA for people aged between 16 and 64.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are currently reassessing DLA awards as they come up for renewal, when young people turn 16 or where DLA claimants report a change in their condition.

All remaining recipients of DLA who have indefinite or fixed term awards are also now being invited to make a claim for PIP. This is happening on a rolling basis and you will be notified by DWP on what you need to do to claim PIP. DWP will prioritise recipients who have turned 65 after 8 April 2013, when PIP was first introduced.

Could PIP help me?

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.
  • You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week.
  • The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.
  • You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your rate will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.