Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has been available for new claimants in Scotland since the 10th June 2013 and will eventually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people under age 65.
*If you are an existing claimant of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and wondering how PIP will affect you, please see our DLA page for important information that applies to you. If you were aged 65 or over on the 8th of April 2013 and you are receiving DLA you can continue to claim it for as long as you meet the criteria.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit for people who are aged between 16 and 64 and have a disability or long-term health condition. It is a tax free benefit and it is not means-tested, therefore you can apply regardless of how much income or savings you have. You do not have to have paid any national insurance contributions and it is not affected by your earnings. Therefore you can work and also receive PIP.
The two mobility activities that will be assessed are
You will be given a score for each activity depending on how much help you need with it. Your scores will be added up and if you get enough points you will be awarded PIP.
Download Personal Independence Payment factsheet (PDF 457 KB)
Download guide to making a PIP claim
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