Personal Independence Payment

About Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64. To help you find out the level of help you get, you will need an assessment and any award will be regularly reassessed to ensure that you are getting the correct support.

Use the PIP checker, to find out if and when PIP affects your Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and when you can make a new claim for PIP.

PIP is made up of 2 components. You can claim either one or both:

  • a daily living component, which relates to a claimants ability to carry out a set list of daily living activities
  • a mobility component, which relates to a claimants ability to carry a prescribed list of mobility activities

The award will be for a fixed term. To qualify, the qualifying conditions must have existed for at least 3 months and be expected to last at least a further 9 months.

Daily living component

There are 2 rates:

  • standard rate for those whose ability to carry out daily living activities is limited by their physical or mental condition, set at £53.00
  • enhanced rate for those whose ability to carry out daily living activities is severely limited by their physical or mental condition, set at £79.15

Mobility component

There are 2 rates:

  • standard rate for those whose ability to carry out mobility activities is limited by their physical or mental condition, set at £21.00
  • enhanced rate for those whose ability to carry out mobility activities is severely limited by their physical or mental condition. set at £55.25