Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This section is about PIP - a UK benefit for people over the age of 16, to help with any additional costs due to having a long-term disability or health condition.

How to apply for PIP

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a UK benefit for people over the age of 16, to help with any additional costs due to having a long-term disability or health condition. This information is designed to help you with the first stage of applying for PIP - making a claim.

How to fill in your PIP form

It is important that you fill in your form promptly and try not to put it off, even if it looks difficult. There is a short time frame for filling in and returning your form (usually one month), and this should be explained in the information you get from the DWP, which will include the deadline for returning the form.

Universal credit

Universal Credit is now available to all new claimants (unless they get, or are entitled to get, Severe Disability Premium). It is a benefit for working-age people (usually 16 to 64 years) who are on a low income, or who are looking for work and will replace some existing benefits, listed below.

PIP factsheet

Want to know more?

Download the factsheets.

PIP - making a claim factsheet (pdf)

PIP - the assessment criteria factsheet (pdf)

Information produced: July 2019