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

Other help you can get when you're getting Personal Independence Payment.

Last reviewed 08 April 2024

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 (PIP), 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 £81.50 per week for each person (you or your partner) who qualifies.

If you or your partner is getting the daily living component of PIP and no one is claiming Carer's Allowance or Carer Element of Universal Credit for looking after you, and you are the only adult in the household or all the other adults also have a disability, you could get the Severe Disability Premium included in your Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) or income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Read more about this premium on our Severe Disability Premium page

If you are getting contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), you may also get a top-up of income-related ESA if you qualify for a Severe Disability Premium. This doesn't apply if you get New Style ESA.

Severe Disability Premium is not paid with Universal Credit. People already getting Severe Disability Premiums in their benefits who then claim Universal Credit are entitled to transitional protection.

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit deductions

deductions can reduce your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Element entitlement. Check our page to see who counts as a . If you or your partner get the daily living component of PIP, your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit 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. You can find more information in our Council Tax Discounts guide. 

Carer’s Allowance 

Carer’s Allowance may be available to someone who looks after you. If you are getting the daily living component of PIP, your carer looks after you for 35 hours per week and your carer earns less than £151 per week, they may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance of £81.90 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 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 £198.31 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. 

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