Financial Support

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

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What you’ll get (from gov.uk)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is made up of 2 parts – a daily living part and a mobility part. Whether you get one or both of these and how much you’ll get depends on how severely your condition affects you.

You’ll need an assessment to work out how much you’ll get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

PIP is tax free. The amount you get is not affected by your income or savings.

You need to tell DWP straight away if there’s a change in your personal circumstances or how your condition affects you.

Daily living part

The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £60.00 or £89.60.

Mobility part

The weekly rate for the mobility part of PIP is either £23.70 or £62.55.

Terminal illness

You’ll get the higher daily living part if you’re not expected to live more than 6 months. The rate of the mobility part depends on your needs.

How other benefits affect your PIP

The daily living part of your PIP will be reduced if you get any of the following benefits:

How you’re paid

PIP is usually paid every 4 weeks.

Your decision letter will tell you:

  • the date of your first payment
  • what day of the week you’ll usually be paid

If your payment date is on a bank holiday, you’ll usually be paid before the bank holiday. After that you’ll continue to get paid as normal.

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.

Other help

You or your carer might also qualify for other financial help, for example Carer’s Allowance, or help with housing or transport costs.

If you get PIP and you work, you might also be able to get the disability element of Working Tax Credit (up to £3,220 a year, or up to £4,610 if your disability is severe). Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to find out.