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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - What is PIP?

Find out more about Personal Independence Payment.

What is PIP?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is money for people who have extra care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around) as a result of a disability.

There are two parts called components, the daily living component and the mobility component. You may qualify for one or both of them.

PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64. 

This guide gives an overview of PIP.  Here are some more guides which may help you if you are claiming PIP:

Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – A step-by-step guide to claiming PIP, including tips for the form and the assessment. 

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Test – A guide to the rules for getting PIP, including how many points you can get in the PIP Test

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Other Help – A guide to the other help you can get when you get PIP, including Motability, travel concessions and extra amounts of other benefits.

Challenging a Personal Independence Payment decision – A step-by-step guide for sorting out a wrong decision

Applies to: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Age rules: You must be 16 or over but under 65 when you first claim.
If you have a child with an illness, injury or disability, see Disability Living Allowance - children.
If you are 65 or over, see Attendance Allowance

Type of benefit: Non means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: Disability and Carers Service, Department for Work and Pensions

Updated May 2017

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