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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 8th April 2013 for people aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability.

To qualify for PIP you must have a long-term health condition or disability and have difficulties with activities related to: "daily living" and/or "mobility". You must have had these difficulties for 3 months and expect them to last for at least 9 months. What you will get is not based on your condition but how your condition affects you.

You will need an assessment so Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) can work out the level to help you get. Your award will be regularly reassessed to make sure you're getting the right support.

Use the PIP checker to find out:

  • if and when PIP affects your DLA
  • when you can claim PIP

PIP is usually paid every 4 weeks. It's tax free and can be paid if you're in or out of work. It is made up of 2 components; a daily living component and a mobility component. Whether you get 1 or both of these depends on how your condition affects you.

Most people getting DLA won't be affected by PIP until 2015 or later. 

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Age Ranges
From 16 years to 64 years

Last updated: 06 Jan 2022