Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

A new system of disability benefits has begun to take effect across England, Scotland and Wales.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as part of the government's welfare reforms.

New claimants of working age now have to apply for PIP rather than DLA.

PIP will be extended from October when the government will start to re-assess existing claimants, but only those whose circumstances have changed. For those currently in receipt of DLA, the DWP are in the process of writing to claimants to advise them to change. It is vitally important that you respond to this letter when you receive it as your claim will be ended if you do not.

PIP toolkit - guides, facts & example.