PIP is for people aged between 16 and 64 who need help with daily living activities and/or getting around because of long-term illness or disability PIP does not depend on NI contributions, is not affected by your income or savings and is paid on top of most other benefits or pensions. It is payable whether you work or not and is not taxable.

For more information on Disability Living Allowance Changes

 

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The factsheet also gives information about Disability Living Allowance (DLA) which is gradually being replaced by PIP.

 

It covers the process for reassessing existing DLA claimants for PIP and explains what to do for both benefits if you have a change of circumstance.

 

Who qualifies for PIP?

To qualify for PIP, you must:  not receive DLA (unless transferring from DLA, see section 12)

Not be entitled to Armed Forces Independence Payment  need help with daily living activities and/or mobility (see section 4)

Be aged 16 or over and under 65 when you first claim  have satisfied the daily living and/or mobility conditions for at least three months and expect to satisfy them for at least the next nine months (except if you are terminally ill – see section 6.5)

Not be subject to immigration control

Be habitually resident in the UK and been in Great Britain for 104 weeks out of the previous 156 weeks.

The residence rules may not apply to some people, including terminally ill people, members of the armed forces and people who live in or have lived in EEA states or Switzerland 🇨🇭.

 

 

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