What is personal independence payment (PIP)?
Personal independence payment is the new benefit which replaces disability living allowance (DLA) for working age claimants starting from April 2013. You can find out more details about the timetable for the introduction of PIP here.
PIP is similar to DLA in that it has a daily living component and a mobility component. However, the daily living component of PIP has only two rates, rather than the three rates of the care component of DLA.
In addition, the method of deciding whether you are eligible for PIP is very different to DLA and has much more in common with employment and support allowance (ESA), as it is based on a points scoring system.
Age limits for PIP are also different to DLA as it does not, at least for the present, affect children under 16 or claimants who are over pension age when it is introduced.
Personal independence payment (PIP) training days
Benefits and Work personal independence training days for support workers are currently running in London and Bristol, as well as being available in-house.