Personal Independence Payment (PIP), formerly known as Disability Living Allowance (DLA), helps cover extra costs incurred if you suffer from ill health or disability. It is available to people between the ages of 16 – 64. It is available to whether you are in or out of work.
The maximum amount of PIP you can receive per week
PIP has two components; Daily Living and Mobility. Whether you receive one or both payments depends on how your condition affects you.
Standard – £21.55
Enhanced – £56.75
Daily living component
Standard – £54.45
Enhanced – £81.30
If you are eligible you will be paid every 4 weeks into your bank account. (Not able to get a bank account? Visit our page about Credit Unions).
How to claim
Contact the Department for Work and Pensions on 0800 917 2222 to make a claim.
Your claim will be assessed by an independent health professional. You’ll be regularly reassessed to make sure that you’re receiving the support you need.
The government is making some changes to PIP and there is a chance that these changes may affect you. Please read the document below for further details.