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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Find out about Personal Independence Payments (PIP), including the eligibility criteria, allowances and the application process 

What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

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PIP, short for Personal Independence Payment , is money from the government .

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It supports people with disabilities, long-term physical difficulties and mental health conditions to get help with everyday tasks and moving around.

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You must be at least 16 years old to get Personal Independence Payments.

Personal Independence Payment has two parts:

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1. Daily living payments

This money is for everyday tasks like eating, keeping clean, getting dressed, reading, taking medicine, making decisions about money, and socialising with other people. 

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2. Mobility payments

Money to help those who find it difficult to move around, plan or follow routes or leave their home.

Mobility payments are also available to help people with a learning disability , and those who have mental health concerns like anxiety.

Can I get Personal Independence Payments?

Personal Independence Payments can help if you: 

  • have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability. 
  • find it difficult to do daily activities such as cooking or washing. 
  • find it difficult to go outside your home and meet people.  
  • expect your difficulties to last for at least 12 months or longer. 
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What checks are needed to get a Personal Independence Payment?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will check how difficult daily living and mobility tasks are for you. They see if: 

  • You can do them safely 
  • How long they take you to do 
  • How often your health problems make things more difficult 
  • If you need help from a person or special equipment. 

If you have a carer, they might also be entitled to Carer’s Allowance. 

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How much are Personal Independence Payments?

From April 2024 - March 2025, the weekly payments are:

Daily living payment:

Standard: £72.65.

Enhanced: £108.55. 

Mobility payment:

Standard: £28.70.

Enhanced: £75.75.

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Easy Reads about Personal Independence Payment

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What is Personal Independence Payment?

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How to apply for Personal Independence Payment

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The Personal Independence Payment assessment

It's easy to apply for PIP

To find out how to apply for PIP (Personal Independence Payments), we have created a straightforward step-by-step digital guide to take you through the application process.

How to apply for PIP
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Frequently asked questions about Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

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The information on this page is for guidance only. Mencap hold no responsibility for DWP processes, timescales, decisions and service.

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