What you’ll get

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.

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

You need to tell DWP straight away if there’s a change in your personal circumstances or how your condition affects you.

PIP is made up of 2 parts. Whether you get one or both of these and how much you’ll get depends on how severely your condition affects you.

Daily living part

The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £59.70 or £89.15.

Mobility part

The weekly rate for the mobility part of PIP is either £23.60 or £62.25.

Terminal illness

You’ll get the higher daily living part if you’re not expected to live more than 6 months. The rate of the mobility part depends on your needs.

How other benefits affect your PIP

If you get PIP and Constant Attendance Allowance, the ‘daily living’ part of your PIP will be reduced by the amount of Constant Attendance Allowance you get.

How you’re paid

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every 4 weeks.

Your decision letter will tell you:

  • the date of your first payment
  • what day of the week you’ll usually be paid

If your payment date is on a bank holiday, you will usually be paid before the bank holiday. After that you’ll continue to get paid as normal.

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.

Other help

You or your carer might also qualify for other financial help, for example Carer’s Allowance, or help with housing or transport costs.

If you get PIP and you work, you might also be able to get the disability element of Working Tax Credit (up to £3,220 a year, or up to £4,610 if your disability is severe). Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to find out.