Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a payment which a person may be able to claim in order to help with some of the extra costs if they have a long term ill-health or disability. The amount a person can get depends on how their condition affects the individual, rather than the condition itself.
The Gov.uk website states that a person could get between £23.20 and £148.85 a week if they’re aged 16 or over and have not reached state pension age.
In order to work out the level of help a person can get, they’ll need to be assessed by a health professional.
“Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support,” the government website says.
A person can get PIP whether they’re working or not. What are the rules when it comes to eligibility?
A person must be aged 16 or older, and usually have not reached state pension age in order to claim.