From 8 April 2013 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability. You may need an assessment to work out the level of help you get.
PIP is paid every 4 weeks. It’s tax free and can be paid if you’re in or out of work. It is made up of 2 components, daily living and mobility, whether you get 1 or both of these depends on how your condition affects you.
You may qualify for PIP if you are aged 16 to 64 and have difficulty with:
- ‘activities of daily living’
- terminal illness
- daily living difficulties
Most people getting DLA won’t be affected until 2015 or later. You may be affected earlier if your condition changes, or you reach the end of your existing DLA award.
You can go to https://www.gov.uk/pip for more information and use the PIP checker to find out:
- when your DLA will be affected
- what happens to your DLA
- when you can make a new claim for PIP
If you need advice on how to get the best from your PIP, simply call Clark & Partners.
They are a local company who can supply a vast range of daily living aids and mobility products.
To find your nearest showroom call us on 0800 783 3832 or go to www.clarkandpartners.co.uk for more details.