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Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - When do Personal Independence Payment (PIP) payments start?

A guide for claiming Personal Independence Payment, the different stages of the claim process and what to expect

When do Personal Independence Payment (PIP) payments start?

Your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will start being paid after you receive your decision letter. Your decision letter tells you whether you qualify for PIP and how much you will get. Your PIP will be backdated to when you first made a PIP claim, so you are likely to get a lump sum back payment.

This lump sum payment can be very large. The DWP might contact you and offer to pay it in installments. This can be helpful if you have difficulty managing money. However, it is your choice whether you want the money as a lump sum or in installments.

PIP is usually paid every four weeks.

Paid to you

PIP is paid directly into your bank or building society account. If you don’t have an account, you can get your PIP through the Payment Exception Service.

Paid to someone else

Motability

If you qualify for the enhanced rate of the mobility component and you take part in the Motability scheme, some or all of your mobility component will go directly to Motability.

Depending on how much it costs to lease your vehicle, you may have to pay Motability extra on top of your mobility component or Motability may get some of your mobility component and you will get the rest.

Appointee

If you are an appointee for someone claiming PIP, for example you claimed PIP on behalf of your disabled child, their PIP will be paid into your account.

As an appointee, you have responsibility for the claim. That means you make decisions about how the money is spent, which must be in the best interests of the person who the benefit is for.

Updated February 2022

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