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Personal Independence Payment - PIP - What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is money for people who have extra care or mobility needs as a result of a disability.

What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is money for people who have extra care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around) as a result of a disability.

There are two parts called components:

  • The daily living component, and

  • The mobility component.

You may qualify for one or both of them.

PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 - pension age

This guide gives an overview of PIP.  

Listed below are some more guides which may help you if you are claiming PIP:

Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – A step-by-step guide to claiming PIP, including tips for the claim form and the assessment. 

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Test – A guide to the rules for getting PIP, including how many points you can get in the PIP Test.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Other Help – A guide to the other help you can get when you get PIP, including Motability, travel concessions and extra amounts of other benefits.

Challenging a Personal Independence Payment decision – A step-by-step guide for sorting out a wrong decision.

Age rules: You must be 16 or over but under State Pension age when you first claim.

Applies to: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

If you live in Scotland and want to make a new claim for a disability benefit, the claim will be for Adult Disability Payment Scotland.

If you have a child with an illness, injury or disability, see Disability Living Allowance - children.

If you are over State Pension age, see Attendance Allowance

Type of benefit: Non means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: Disability and Carers Service, Department for Work and Pensions

Updated: April 2022

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