Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
People aged 16 to 64 may be eligible to claim Personal Independence Payment to help with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability.
You could get between £22 and £141.10 a week by claiming PIP.
The amount you will get will depend on HOW your condition affects you, NOT the condition itself.
In order to claim PIP, you must undergo an assessment. This assessment will be carried out by an independent health professional and will consider how your condition affects you. The assessment will determine how much support you are entitled to.
Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you are getting the right support.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA):
Disability Living Allowance is ending for people aged 16 to 64.
If you are under 16, or born on or before 8 April, 1948 and have an existing claim, you will be able to continue to get DLA.
You will continue to get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) until the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) invites you to apply for PIP. Unless your circumstances change, you do not need to do anything as the DWP will write to you about your DLA.
If you are aged 65, or over, you can apply for Attendance Allowance.
If you would like to find out more about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
Click here to apply for Personal Independence Payment.
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