PIP rates will change in April
If you have long term ill-health or disability, and you are aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs.
PIP is based on how a person’s condition affects them, not the condition they have. It is tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.
You can make a new PIP claim by calling the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). You will be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get and your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.
PIP is currently made up of two parts, a “daily living part” and a “mobility part”.
PIP: Daily living part
The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £58.70 or £87.65.
PIP: Mobility part
The weekly rate for the mobility part of PIP is either £23.20 or £61.20.
PIP rates are set to rise in April by 1.7 percent, in line with inflation.