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Read me: What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and who is eligible?
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit
designed to help with the extra costs resulting from disability or long-term
ill health. PIP rates range from £21.80 to £139.75 per week, depending on how
your condition affects you.
To quote from the official government website, “you must have a long-term condition or disability and face difficulties with ‘daily living’ or getting around (and) you must have had these difficulties for 3 months and expect them to last for at least 9 months (to be eligible for PIP).”
PIP is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for all people born after 8 April 1948 who are aged 16 and over. Rollout of this replacement is currently ongoing until the end of 2018.You can find out more about Personal Independent Payment on Scope's PIP information page.
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Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.