How much Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you get depends on how difficult you find:
- everyday activities (‘daily living’ tasks)
- getting around (‘mobility’ tasks)
Find out what tasks count as daily living and mobility tasks.
Lower weekly rate
Higher weekly rate
Daily living part
PIP is tax free. The amount you get is not affected by your income or savings.
Tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) straight away if there’s a change in your personal circumstances or how your condition affects you.
How you’re paid
PIP is usually paid every 4 weeks.
Your decision letter tells you:
- the date of your first payment
- what day of the week you’ll usually be paid
- how long you’ll get PIP for
- when and if your claim will be reviewed
If your payment date is on a bank holiday, you’ll usually be paid before the bank holiday. After that you’ll continue to get paid as normal.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.
Other help you can get
If you get the mobility part of PIP, you might be eligible for a:
If you get either the daily living or mobility part of PIP you’re eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard.
You may be able to get a discount on Council Tax and local bus travel. Contact your local council to check.
If someone helps to care for you, they may be able to get Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit.
Find out about other financial support for people with disabilities or health conditions.
If you get other benefits and PIP
You may get a top-up (called a disability premium) if you get:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Housing Benefit
You might get the disability element of Working Tax Credit if you’re eligible.
If you get Constant Attendance Allowance you’ll get less of the daily living part of PIP.
If you get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement you will not get the mobility part of PIP.