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Service summary

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability. You could get between £23.20 and £148.85 a week if you’re aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age. The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support. Your Carer could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people aged 16 to 64. You can keep getting DLA if you’re under 16 or you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim. 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. If you’ve reached State Pension age, you can apply for Attendance Allowance. You must be aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age to claim. You must also have a health condition or disability where you: • have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for 3 months • expect these difficulties to continue for at least 9 months (unless you’re terminally ill with less than 6 months to live) You must have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years, and be in one of these countries when you apply. If you’ve recently returned from living in another EEA country, you might be able to get PIP sooner. You can get PIP whether you’re working or not. You may get the daily living part of PIP if you need help more than half of the time with things like: • preparing or eating food • washing, bathing and using the toilet • dressing and undressing • reading and communicating • managing your medicines or treatments • making decisions about money • engaging with other people You may get the mobility part of PIP if you need help going out or moving around. You’ll be assessed by an independent healthcare professional to help DWP work out the level of help you need. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every 4 weeks. It’s tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work. You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you’ll get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support. You need to tell DWP straight away if there’s a change in your personal circumstances or how your condition affects you.

Service provider

Personal Independence Payment

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • Adult Working Age
  • Older Person
  • Parent / Carer
  • SEND Local Offer

Age Ranges Served

  • Moving On (17-25)

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Are your premises accessible?
N/A

Other Accessibility

Could you provide a BSL interpreter?
N/A
You you cater for religious/cultural needs?
N/A
Is a referral required to access your service?
No