April 2020 has seen changes in the benefit and pension rates. The standard allowance of Universal Credit, for example, has risen from £251.77 to £342.72 for those single under 25s. The personal allowance for Housing Benefits has also increased from £57.90 to £58.90 for people under 25. But what about PIP rates? Has the PIP rate increased too?
How is PIP paid?
PIP is normally paid every four weeks. Once you have applied, you will receive a decision letter to tell you the date of your first payment, as well as the day of the week you will usually be paid on.
If your payment date is on a bank holiday, you will usually be paid before the bank holiday.
PIP is paid just like any other benefit, pension or allowance.
It is paid into your bank, building society or credit union account on the same day every month.
Who is eligible for PIP?
Both the employed and unemployed can get PIP.
To claim PIP, you must be aged 16 or over…