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

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

Last reviewed 21 May 2024

What is Personal Independence Payment (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 (DLA) for people aged between 16 and 66.

You can find out about PIP in two ways:

  • Read this guide which gives an overview of PIP, or
  • Try our brand new Turn2us PIP Helper tool to help you step by step and make sure you have all the information you need. 

Listed below 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 claim 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.

Age rules: You must be 16 or over but under 66 when you first claim.

Applies to: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

If you live in Scotland and want to make a new claim for a disability benefit, the claim will be for Adult Disability Payment Scotland.

If you have a child under 16 with an illness, injury or disability, see Disability Living Allowance - children.

If you are over 66, see Attendance Allowance

Type of benefit:

Taxable: No

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

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