Advisor Guidance – Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment guide for assessment providers

Guidance for health professionals carrying out PIP assessment activity and for those responsible for the quality of PIP assessments:

Documents can be downloaded from the Gov.uk website here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers

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More About PIP

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.

PIP is made up of 2 parts. Whether you get one or both of these and how much you’ll get depends on how severely your condition affects you.

Daily living part

The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £59.70 or £89.15.

Mobility part

The weekly rate for the mobility part of PIP is either £23.60 or £62.25.

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.

The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.

You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

Your carer could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs.



If you get Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people aged 16 to 64.

You can keep getting DLA if you’re under 16 or you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim.

You’ll continue getting DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) invites you to apply for PIP. You do not need to do anything until DWP writes to you about your DLA unless your circumstances change.

If you’ve reached State Pension age, you can apply for Attendance Allowance.

Help with PIP

You can contact a local support organisation or Citizens Advice to get help understanding PIP.

Information from the Gov.uk website



Updated June 2020