Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or a disability if you're aged between 16 and State Pension age.
What is Personal Independence Payment?
- Personal Independence Payment is made up of two components:
- a Daily Living component and
- a Mobility component.
- Each component has has two rates - a standard rate and an enhanced rate.
- Personal Independence Payment isn't affected by income or savings, it's not taxable and people can get it if they are in or out of work.
How to claim
You can no longer make a new claim for Personal Independence Payment and instead should claim Adult Disability Payment.
Personal Independence Payment components, rates and weekly amounts (April 2023 rates)
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If you are already receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
If you are aged over 16 and receive PIP or DLA you will be transferred to Adult Disability Payment (ADP).
If you already receive PIP
You will automatically be transferred to ADP without having to make a claim or having to undergo an assessment. Social Security Scotland will initiate the process and after transfer your award will be the same as your PIP.
If you already receive DLA
If you were under 65 on 8 April 2013 and receive DLA you will automatically be transferred to ADP without having to make a claim or having to undergo an assessment. Social Security Scotland will initiate the process and after transfer your award will be the same as your PIP. Your ADP award would then be reviewed after 12 months.
What happens if I you have been turned down for Personal Independence Payment or the award is less than you expected?
- If you have received a decision that you are not happy about, you can ask for the decision to be looked at again. This is called a mandatory reconsideration. If the decision is not revised in your favour, you can appeal against the decision.
- If you have a Motability vehicle but no longer qualify for one under Person al Independence Payment, you may be eligible for a lump sum one-off payment.
- The Money Advice Service can give you budgeting support to help you cope with a drop in your income.