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.
This section covers:
- What is PIP?
- I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Will I need to claim PIP instead?
- Who can get PIP?
- How will I be assessed for PIP?
- How do I claim?
- What questions are on the ‘How your disability affects you’ form?
- Should I get supporting evidence?
- Will I have to go to a face to face medical assessment?
- Can I appeal if I think a decision is wrong?
- Do I need to speak to a benefits adviser?
- What happens if my health changes when I’m getting PIP?
- Can someone claim PIP for me?
- Sample letter. Request to get more information from professionals to support your claim.
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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