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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Find out more about Personal Independence Payments.

What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaces Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64 who have extra care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around) as a result of a disability. It is intended to support those in most need to remain independent.

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

Applies to: England, Scotland and Wales

The Welfare Reform Bill has been passed in Northern Ireland but you can still currently claim Disability Living Allowance. PIP is expected to be introduced in Northern Ireland during the 2016/2017 financial year.

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

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