Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability benefit. You can get PIP if you need help with the extra cost of living because of ill health or disability.
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with the extra costs you have because of ill health or disability.
- PIP will replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age (16 to 64 years) by the end of 2017.
- PIP is made up of two parts, ‘daily living’ and ‘mobility’. These are known as components.
- Each component can be paid at either a ‘standard’ or ‘enhanced’ rate.
- You will need to fill in a form to say how your mental illness affects your daily activities.
- You may have to go to a face to face medical assessment.
- Try to get supporting evidence from your health care professionals.
We know that money and mental health problems often go hand in hand. That’s why Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health UK, have set up a new website. It will help you understand, manage and improve your mental and financial health. You can find a wide range of information to help you with your benefits. Just visit www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org to find out more.
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice and Information Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in November 2015, next review November 2017.
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