Eligibility

You can get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if all of the following apply to you:

You must also be under State Pension age if you’ve not received PIP before.

If you’re over State Pension age, you can apply for Attendance Allowance instead. Or if you’ve received PIP before, you can still make a new claim if you were eligible for it in the year before you reached State Pension age.

If you get other benefits or income

You can get PIP at the same time as all other benefits, except Armed Forces Independence Payment.

If you get Constant Attendance Allowance you’ll get less of the daily living part of PIP.

If you get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement you will not get the mobility part of PIP.

You can get PIP if you’re working or have savings.

If you’ve recently returned from living abroad

To apply for PIP, you usually need to:

  • have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years
  • be living in one of these countries when you apply

If you’ve recently returned from living in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you might be able to get PIP sooner.

If you live abroad

You might still be able to get PIP if you either:

If you’re not a British citizen

You must:

  • normally live in or show that you intend to settle in the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
  • not be subject to immigration control (unless you’re a sponsored immigrant)

If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you and your family usually also need settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get PIP. The deadline to apply to the scheme was 30 June 2021 for most people, but you might still be able to apply. Check if you can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You might still be able to get PIP if you’re a refugee or have humanitarian protection status.