PIP is a payment which people may be able to get whether they’re working or not. Among the eligibility rules are age limits: a person needs to be aged 16 or older and usually not have reached state pension age to claim.
It’s also important to be aware that there are different rules if a person is terminally ill.
There are various PIP rates – with those eligible able to get between £23.60 and £151.40 per week.
However, the amount a person gets isn’t dependent on their condition.
Rather, the way in which their condition affects them can determine this.
The government states that one will be assessed by a health professional in order to work out the level of help available.
The rate will also be “regularly reviewed” to ensure one is “getting the right support”.
While DLA is ending for those aged between 16 to 64, some – including those under 16 – can continue to get the payment.
Those who have reached state pension age, meanwhile, can apply for Attendance Allowance.
It’s important to note that despite the changes, the government states: “You’ll continue getting DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) invites you to apply for PIP.
“You do not need to do anything until DWP writes to you about your DLA unless your circumstances change.”
It’s important to be aware that other benefits can affect PIP, with the government explaining this on its website.
The payment is usually paid every four weeks.
Recipients will be told of the date of their first payment and the day of the week that they’ll usually be paid via the decision letter.
Should the payment date fall on a bank holiday, it will usually be paid prior to the bank holiday.
Subsequent payments should continue to be paid as normal.