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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Other Help - I get the daily living component of PIP, what else can I get?

What else you can get when you're getting Personal Independence Payment.

I get the daily living component of PIP, what else can I get?

If you or your partner gets any rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment, you could get the extra benefits and other help listed:

Severe Disability Premium

Premiums are extra amounts included in some benefits if you fit the criteria. The severe disability premium is an extra £62.45 per week for each person (you or your partner) who qualifies.

If you or your partner is getting the daily living component of PIP, you don’t have non dependants living with you and no-one is claiming Carer’s Allowance or the Carer’s element of Universal Credit for looking after you, you could also get the severe disability premium included in your Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance. Read more about this premium on our Severe Disability Premium page

If you are getting contributory Employment and Support Allowance, you may also get a top-up of income-related Employment and Support Allowance if you qualify for a severe disability premium.

Housing Benefit non dependant deductions

Non dependant deductions can reduce your Housing Benefit entitlement. Check our non dependant page to see who counts as a non dependant. If you or your partner get the daily living component of PIP, your Housing Benefit is not affected by non dependants. 

Disregard from Council Tax

If you get the daily living component of PIP, you are severely mentally impaired and you have a doctor’s certificate that says you are severely mentally impaired, you do not count as an adult for Council Tax. This means that your partner or the person you live with could get 25% single person discount on their Council Tax bill even though you live with them. 

Carer’s Allowance 

Carer’s Allowance may be available to someone who looks after you. If you are getting the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), your carer looks after you for 35 hours per week and your carer earns less than £116 per week, they may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance of £62.70 per week. You can’t get the Severe Disability Premium included in your benefits if someone claims Carer’s Allowance for looking after you. 

Universal Credit Carer’s element

The Carer’s element of Universal Credit may be available to someone who looks after you. If you are getting the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and your carer looks after you for 35 hours per week, they may be able to claim the Carer’s element of up to £151.89 per month. You can’t get the Severe Disability Premium included in your benefits if someone claims the Carer’s element for looking after you. 

 

Updated May 2017

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