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What is Personal Independence Payment?

In April 2013 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Between October 2013 and May 2018 the Government intends to phase out DLA for adults of working age.

If you are aged between 16 and 64 on the 08.04.2013 at some point between 2013 and the end of 2017 you will be told your DLA is going to end and be invited to apply for PIP. Once all working age DLA claims have come to an end the Government will decide on whether to reassess DLA claimants who were already age 65 by 08.04.2013.

PIP is a benefit for people with disability or illnesses who are aged under 65 and need help with daily living and/ or mobility. It is not taxable, nor based on National Insurance contributions and is not means tested. It is paid on top of any other benefits you may be in receipt of.

Who can claim Personal Independence Payment?

You may be able to get PIP for help with daily living even if no one actually gives you any help. Examples include:

  • preparation of food
  • help to eat
  • managing your health conditions
  • washing
  • toilet needs
  • dressing or undressing
  • communicating
  • reading
  • engaging face to face with other people
  • budgeting

You may also get help with your mobility if you have limited ability to plan journeys and/or move around

To find out more, email or call on 01803 841832 for further information.

Or download Age UK Factsheet on Personal Independence Payment: Age UK Factsheets

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To find out more, email or call on 01803 841832 for further information.