PIP is money designated to people who have extra care or mobility needs as a result of a mental health condition, disability or other illness. PIP replaced Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 or above who are under State Pension age. But how much can you get on the high rate?
What is PIP?
PIP is a payment from the Government paid to those suffering from certain illnesses, disabilities and mental health conditions.
This payment could see recipients get as much as £151.40 extra each week.
But the amount is contingent on how a person’s condition impacts them, rather than the condition itself.
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How often is PIP paid?
PIP is paid to recipients every four weeks.
However, for those with a terminal illness, it is paid every week.
You can find out more about these benefits and the payment schedule here.
How long can you claim PIP for?
Most often recipients of PIP receive these payments for a fixed period of time, with their decision letter outlining this timeframe.
For those who are terminally ill, the award is likely to be for three years.
On occasion, the Department for Work and Pensions awards PIP with no end date, which is known as an indefinite award.
If one’s PIP is due to end after more than two years, the DWP reviews your award before it ends and might decide to renew it.
If your PIP is due to end after two years or less, the DWP will review the award.
But if you wish to keep receiving PIP after your award ends, you will need to make a new claim.