Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) (This is for new claimants and under age 65) is a benefit for people aged 16 to 64 with a long-term health condition or disability. A long-term condition means one which is expected to last 12 months or longer.
Getting PIP depends on an assessment of how your disability or health condition affects your ability to live independently. A health professional will look at your ability to carry out certain key activities of daily living and mobility, such as preparing food, washing yourself, communicating and moving around.
PIP is based on how your condition affects you, not on what condition you have, but special rules apply if you're terminally ill.
PIP is made up of two parts known as components:
• the daily living component
• the mobility component
You may be able to get one or both components. Each component can be paid at one of two rates, the standard rate or the enhanced rate.