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Personal Independance Payment

Understand PIP

Since April 2013, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has been replaced by a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for eligible people aged 16 to 64.

The payment comprises of a mobility allowance and a living allowance and is designed to help towards some of the extra costs arising from a long term ill-health condition or disability, based on how a person's condition affects them, not the condition they have. It is not means-tested or subject to tax and it is payable to people who are both in and out of work.

The Government is introducing Personal Independence Payment in stages over a number of years for existing Disability Living Allowance claimants.

The DWP should have written to everyone claiming DLA to invite them to claim PIP. It is important that you make a claim for PIP as your DLA will end. If a claimant of DLA was under 16 or over 65 when PIP was introduced, they will continue to receive DLA.

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