Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is for people with a long-term health condition or disability, that affects their ability to cope with daily living tasks and mobility.

You must be aged 16 or over and be under State Pension age to make a new claim.

This has two components; Daily living and Mobility, and is split into two rates; Standard and Enhanced.

It is assessed on a point scoring basis – to qualify for standard rate you need 8 points, and enhanced rate requires 12 or more points.

PIP is a non-means tested benefit (so does not look at earnings or savings).

It’s tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every 4 weeks.