1. Overview

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.

You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week.

The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.

You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your rate will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

Your carer could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs.

If you get Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over.

You’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to you to:

  • tell you when it will end
  • invite you to apply for PIP

Use the PIP checker to find out if and when you’ll be asked to claim.

You can keep getting DLA if you’re under 16 or you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim.

Help with PIP

You can contact a local support organisation to get help understanding PIP.