Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit to help those with the added costs associated with care or mobility needs which has replaced Disability Living Allowance for people of working age.

It’s tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.

Being entitled to Personal Independence Payment can enable you to qualify for additional premiums on other benefits, such as Employment & Support Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit. You may also be exempted from certain deductions from Universal Credit and Housing Benefit, such as non-dependent deductions, or allowed an additional bedroom for an overnight carer when claiming help with housing costs.

To get help claiming Personal Independence Payment, you can speak to one of our Financial Support Officers on 0344 736 0066 or by contacting your local Citizens Advice Bureau.