Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This is a benefit for people who are aged between 16 and State Retirement Pension age and

have a disability or long-term illness that makes it difficult to perform daily

tasks and/or get out and about. This is a non-means tested benefit.

There are two components: Daily living and Mobility.

A person may qualify for either one or both, and each has two rates – standard and

enhanced. The severity of difficulty on performing activities within those

components will determine which rate applies.

The PIP can lead to other entitlements, depending on individual circumstances.

Being award the Mobility component at enhanced rate may give entitlement to the following:

A Blue Badge parking permit; Road tax exemption;

The Motability Scheme.

Being awarded the standard rate of the Mobility component can bring 50% road tax reduction.

The above is general information only. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss entitlement.

If you are thinking about claiming a higher

rate of benefit to that which you are currently receiving because your

circumstances have changed, then it is important to check matters in more depth

and/or seek advice before proceeding. This is because when the Department for

Work and Pensions are asked to review a person’s benefit entitlement, one of

four things will happen:

It will stay the same

It will go up

It will go down

It will be withdrawn

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