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Published on December 8th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi

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You need to know about PIP (Personal Independent Payment) if you are belonging from the UK

With growing convenience now claiming disability benefits is even easier. A Personal Independence Payment (PIP) enables you to avail long term health and disability benefits if you are above the age of 16. The best feature is that this is a non-means tested form of availing your benefits.

Therefore,eligibility does not depend on how much you earn, or whether you have a saving or capital. As a matter of fact, the PIP is also replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

So, I have detailed down the requirements to get your PIP, and how does it affect your DLA. Hope the information assists you in availing it. It has revolutionized how our differently abled community can avail their rightful government benefits easily in one place.

Are You Eligible for PIP?

Simply out here are the two eligibility criteria;

  1. You need help for everyday tasks, every day.
  2. You have needed help for the last 3 months and need it for the minimum of the next 9 months.

Once you have established these two requirements you can easily avail your PIP.

How Does PIP Affect Your Pension Claims?

The idea is that to avoid your payment reviews at your pension age, you must register for PIP after the 31st of May 2019. That way you avail an ongoing payment and review only after every 10 years.

If you are claiming your PIP before 31st May 2019 then you do get a review when you are at your pension age.

The good news is that the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) has announced an extended period to continue ongoing payments for claimants.

What Rates Do You get with Your PIP Number?

Depending on your condition, you can be eligible for both the Mobility Rate and the Daily Living rate. In fact, you can be eligible for either one option too. The Mobility Rate is given to people who need help with moving around daily. And the Daily Living Rate is got people who need help with their daily chores.

  • Mobility Rate (Updated): £61.20
  • Daily Living Rate (Updated): £87.65

Where to Claim Your Benefits with Your PIP?

The easiest and most efficient way to claim through the PIP contact number is to call directly or connect with your Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). And, if you need to go through more information you can claim through the official website for Gov.UK.

Once you have been filtered through the eligibility process, the DWP will send you a form to fill in. It needs the details of how your disability affects you. Therefore, it is vital that you fill it accurately.

The DWP to further complete your eligibility may assign you for a face to face assessment or decide to call your social health care provider directly.

Finally, you will receive a letter from the DWP with their decision, and once you get your PIP, they will assess your condition periodically to ensure you are getting what you need.

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