The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people over the age of 16 and under state retirement age who need extra help to cover the costs of daily living or to travel outside their home due to a physical or learning disability, long-term illness or mental health problem.
Right now the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) could give you between £ 23.70 and £ 152.15 per week to help you with these additional costs which are usually paid into your bank account every four weeks. .
However, the UK government announced a 3.1% increase in benefits, including PIP and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from April.
This means that a person receiving the highest rates for the daily living and mobility components of PIP or DLA will see their monthly payment increase from £ 608.60 to £ 627.60, an increase of £ 19 .
The proposed changes to payment rates must be approved by the UK government and will take effect on April 11, 2022.
Here are all the PIP and DLA payout rate changes for 2022 to 2023 and the amount increased.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Component of daily life
- Premium rate: £ 92.40 (from £ 89.60)
- Standard fare: £ 61.85 (from £ 60.00)
- Premium rate: £ 64.50 (from £ 62.55)
- Standard fare: £ 24.45 (from £ 23.70)
Disability living allowance (DLA)
- Highest: £ 92.40 (from £ 89.60)
- Medium: £ 61.85 (from £ 60.00)
- Lowest: £ 24.45 (from £ 23.70)
- Highest: £ 64.50 (from £ 62.55)
- Lower: £ 24.45 (from £ 23.70)
PIP and DLA are paid every four weeks, meaning the new tariffs will allow applicants to receive between £ 97.80 and £ 627.60 each month.
The increase equates to between £ 1,271.40 and £ 8,158.80 of additional financial support for PIP and DLA applicants in FY 2022/23.
Other benefits and discounts that PIP applicants can access
Here is a brief overview of the additional perks, discounts and discounts that PIP applicants can also claim. Full details are available on GOV.UK here.
You can benefit from a supplement, called premium, on the following services if you benefit from the PIP:
How to register
Contact the office in charge of your benefits, tell them that you benefit from the PIP and ask them what other help you are entitled to.
You may need to send them a copy of your PIP award letter – they should also be able to tell you how much more you will get.
Obtaining a disability award will not reduce your PIP or any of your other benefits, so it’s always best to ask the DWP what extras you are entitled to and apply for them.
Housing tax reductions
If you receive either the Daily Living or Mobility component of the PIP, you can get cash on your council tax bill.
It’s hard to say exactly how much rebate you’ll get, as it depends on factors like the component and rate of PIP you’re getting – your local council can tell you.
How to register
To obtain your housing tax reduction, contact your town hall and tell them that you benefit from the PIP. You may need to send them a copy of your PIP award letter.
Find your town hall here.
If you are applying for PIP for a child
If your child benefits from the PIP, is between 16 and 20 years old and continues his studies or training, your housing allowance may increase.
You can also get money off your council tax bill.
Your town hall will be able to tell you if you do this. Find your town hall here.
How to register
To check if you can benefit from this help, contact the office in charge of your housing allowance and your town hall and tell them that your child is benefiting from the PIP.
They will also be able to tell you the amount of the increase or decrease.
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When you receive your PIP reward letter, you can request several methods of travel assistance.
National Eligibility Card (NEC)
The NEC allows people to easily access various public services and facilities with just one card. It can be used for free travel on most bus lines across Scotland and for discounted rail, tube and ferry travel.
It is also used by many municipalities as a library and leisure membership card.
Learn more about the NEC here.
Disabled person train card (£ 20 for 1 year subscription)
This offers up to a third off most rail fares across the UK. Find out more here.
Blue Badge (£ 20 for three years in Scotland)
A Blue Badge holder traveling as a driver or passenger can park for free in disabled parking spaces and may be exempt from other parking restrictions.
Learn more about eligibility here and on the mygov.scot website here.
Vehicle tax exemption
If you benefit from the standard PIP mobility tariff, you also benefit from a 50% vehicle tax reduction – the vehicle must be registered in your name or that of your designated driver.
If you get the PIP enhanced mobility rate, you get 100% vehicle tax reduction.
Read more on the gov.uk website here.
You will also be able to use the mobility program if you benefit from the enhanced PIP mobility rate.
The mobility program enables people to become mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance for the rental of a new car, wheelchair accessible vehicle, scooter or electric wheelchair.
Find out more here.
Check that you are claiming all the benefits to which you are entitled
It is always a good idea to verify that you are claiming all the benefits to which you are entitled.
These calculators are free, anonymous and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.
Online Benefits Calculators
Scotland Direct Tips
This new online tool is the first to fully integrate vested benefits, including the new Scottish Child Payment.
It provides a free and impartial assessment of entitlement to a range of benefits such as universal credit, crisis grants and support payments.
Turn2us – for information on the PIP, income-related allowances, tax credits, municipal tax reduction, childcare allowance, universal credit and how your allowances will be affected if you start working or change your working hours.
Policy in practice – for more information on the PIP, income-related benefits, tax credits, contributions-based benefits, municipal tax reduction, care allowance, universal credit, how they are calculated and how your benefits will be affected if you start working or change your working hours.
right to – for information on PIP, income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, municipal tax reduction, care allowance, universal credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start to work.
What you will need
You will need specific information about your:
Income, including that of your partner
Existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
Expenses (such as rent, mortgage, child care expenses)
Municipal tax invoice
Who can’t use them
You cannot use the calculators if you are under 18, and they will not give accurate results if you are:
For more information on PIP, visit the GOV.UK website here.
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