Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is extra money to help you with everyday life if you have an illness, disability or mental health condition.
You can get PIP on top of Employment and Support Allowance or other benefits. Your income, savings, and whether you’re working or not don't affect your eligibility.
New claimants of working age have to apply for PIP rather than Disability Living Allowance (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.