If you’ve got an illness or disability, claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) could help you.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people who may need help with daily activities or getting around because of a long-term illness or disability.
PIP has two parts - a daily living component and a mobility component.
PIP has replaced Disability Living Allowance for anyone making a new claim.
How much you can get depends on how difficult it is for you to do certain things, such as preparing food and drink, dressing and undressing, or moving around.
You may be able to claim one or both components.
If you have an illness or disability it can make life difficult and affect your income too (especially if you have to give up work or cut down your hours). Having a little extra money could help you to pay for things you need or want. You can spend PIP on whatever you need it for.
You may be eligible for PIP if you’re aged between 16 and 64 and need help with daily living activities or getting around, or both. If you’re awarded PIP before you’re 65, you’ll continue to receive it after age 65. You can still make a claim if you’re working.